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The ancestors of the Ricard family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Old German name Ricard, meaning powerful and brave.

Ricard Early Origins



The surname Ricard was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Hatfield being ancient Lords of the manor of Ricard or Rycard. Over on the Isle of Wight in Yaverland, a small branch of the family was found at one time. "An ancient mansion of the Russells here, subsequently of the Richards family, and now a farmhouse, is a good specimen of the Elizabethan style." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Ricard Spelling Variations


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Ricard Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Richards, Richard, Ricard, Rycard and others.

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Ricard Early History


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Ricard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ricard research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1817, 1641, 1668, 1643, 1705, 1694, 1692, 1527, 1522 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Ricard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ricard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ricard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include William Richards, Captain and Vice Admiral of Kent; Ralph Richards, rector of Helmdon, Northamptonshire from 1641 to 1668; and his son, William Richards (1643-1705), an...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ricard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ricard In Ireland


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Ricard In Ireland



Some of the Ricard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Ricard or a variant listed above:

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Ricard settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Peter Ricard, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1635

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Ricard, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • Antoine Ricard, who landed in New York, NY in 1796
  • Paul Ricard, who arrived in New York in 1798

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Ricard, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808
  • James Ricard, aged 46, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Juan Ricard, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • Pascal Ricard, aged 42, landed in Missouri in 1847
  • Victorine Ricard, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ricard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henri Ricard, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Albert Ricard, aged 33, who landed in America from Paris, in 1905
  • Germain Ricard, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Anseline Ricard, aged 86, who emigrated to the United States from Nice, France, in 1910
  • Augusta Ricard, aged 18, who landed in America from Chasselet, France, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ricard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Ricard arrived in Quebec from Touraine in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ricard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ricard (post 1700)



  • René Ricard (b. 1946), American poet, art critic and painter
  • Étienne Pierre Sylvestre Ricard, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Nicolas Xavier de Ricard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • J.H. Théogène Ricard PC (1909-2006), Canadian politician, parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada
  • Paul Ricard (1909-1997), French entrepreneur, co-founder of Pernod Ricard, a major producer of pastis and creator of Circuit Paul Ricard, ex Grand Prix circuit in South of France
  • Hamilton Ricard Cuesta (b. 1974), Colombian footballer
  • Matthieu Ricard (b. 1946), French Buddhist monk, son of Jean-François Revel, a renowned French philosopher

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Honore et amore
Motto Translation: With honour and love.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Ricard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ricard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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