Show ContentsRicarte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Ricarte 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.

Derived from "Ric-hard", the name means "mighty-brave." Ricarte, or Richard, like many of the old Germanic personal names, such as William, Edward, Henry were popular throughout Europe, and were popular names of kings and princes.

Early Origins of the Ricarte family

The surname Ricarte was first found in Castile, along the banks of the Ebro river. The oldest records of the surname in Spain are found in Catalonia where the surname takes the form of Ricart and Ricard. The surname spread throughout Catalonia, creating one of its branches a new house in Vilanova. Others went to different Regions of Spain and the island of Cuba. The Ricards of Catalonia were patrons of the chapel of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary, in Calonge.

Early History of the Ricarte family

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Ricarte Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ricarte family

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United States Ricarte migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ricarte Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Diego de Ricarte, who sailed to Spanish America in 1539
Ricarte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • R Ricarte, aged 34, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1839 [1]


  1. 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)


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