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Multiple Origins for the Surname Richer



The prominent surname Richer originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Richer is derived from the Old French name Richard, which is composed of the elements ric, meaning power, and hard, meaning hardy or brave.

Early Origins of the Richer family


The surname Richer was first found in Maine where they held a family seat in Breil, and were one of the main aristocratic families of this north-western province on the southern border of Normandy.

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Early History of the Richer family

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Early History of the Richer family


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Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Richer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Richer Spelling Variations

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Richer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Richer, Richers, Richey, Richy, Riche, Richert, Richet, Richez, Richi and many more.

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Early Notables of the Richer family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Richer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Richer family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Richer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Richer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernhard Richer who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Bernhart Richer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Bernhart Richer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Conrad Richer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Richer, who settled in Maryland in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Richer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Richer, aged 6, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charlotte Richer, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Richer Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jeanne Richer, who arrived in Canada in 1641

Richer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Richer, who settled in Quebec in 1716 from Aunis on the west coast of France near Bordeaux

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Contemporary Notables of the name Richer (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Richer (post 1700)


  • Robert Richer, American associate deputy director of operations of the United States Central Intelligence Agency
  • Stephen B. Richer (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1969, 1971; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jean Richer (1630-1696), French astronomer
  • Julian Richer, English businessman and founder of the British hifi retail chain "Richer Sounds"
  • Stéphane Richer (b. 1966), Canadian professional ice hockey left winger

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Historic Events for the Richer family

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Historic Events for the Richer family



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  • Mr. Harold E Richer (b. 1910), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Hastings, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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