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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.

Richer Early Origins



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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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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Richer Early History


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Richer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Richer research. 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Richer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Richer Notables 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



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
  • Conrad Richer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • 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, landed in New York in 1854
  • Charlotte Richer, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1854

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 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)



  • 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
  • Robert Richer, American associate deputy director of operations of the United States Central Intelligence Agency
  • 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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Richer Historic Events


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Richer Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Harold E Richer (b. 1910), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Hastings, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Richer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Richer 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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