Show ContentsRicardo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Ricardo was derived from the personal name Ricardo and is generally thought to be Germanic in origin, brought to Spain by the Visigoths in the 5th and 6th centuries.

Early Origins of the Ricardo family

The surname Ricardo was first found in Castile, along the banks of the Ebro river.

Early History of the Ricardo family

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Ricardo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ricardo, Ricardos, Ricart, Ricarte and others.

Early Notables of the Ricardo family (pre 1700)

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Ricardo Ranking

In the United States, the name Ricardo is the 13,666th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Ricardo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ricardo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Santiago Ricardo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [2]
  • Pascal Ricardo, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Guadalupe Ricardo, who applied for citizenship in Texas in 1835
  • Guadalupe Ricardo, who landed in Texas in 1835 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ricardo (post 1700) +

  • John Lewis Ricardo (1812-1862), English free-trader, son of Jacob Ricardo, financier, and nephew of David Ricardo
  • David Ricardo (1772-1823), English economist, third child of a ‘numerous family;’ his father born in Holland settled in England early in life where he became a member of the Stock Exchange
  • Sir Harry Ralph Ricardo (1885-1974), English mechanical engineer
  • Jose Ricardo (1860-1925), Portuguese stage actor
  • David Ricardo, Venezuelan doctor and philanthropist of English parentage, who founded the Red Cross in Venezuela
  • James Ricardo Forbes (1952-2022), American silver medalist basketball player at the 1972 Olympics
  • Carlos Ricardo Brathwaite (b. 1988), Barbados cricketer, current captain of the West Indies Twenty20 International (T20I) team
  • Sir Roger Ricardo Poore (b. 1930), 7th Baronet of Rushall in the County of Wiltshire, English peer
  • Horacio Ricardo Seeber Demaría, Argentine sailor at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Hiram Ricardo Mier Alanís (b. 1989), Mexican footballer

HMAS Sydney II

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook