Richert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prominent surname Richert 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 Richert 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 Richert family

The surname Richert 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.

Early History of the Richert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Richert research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Richert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Richert Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Richert family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Antoine le Riche, a French composer, and colleague of Mouton as singer in the chapel of Louis XII, who reigned...
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Richert Ranking

In the United States, the name Richert is the 9,914th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Richert is ranked the 2,571st most popular surname with an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people with that name. [2]


United States Richert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Richert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Theobold Richert, who arrived in New York in 1844 [3]
  • Francois Richert, who arrived in Mississippi in 1850 [3]
  • Abraham Richert, aged 50, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [3]
  • Agneta Richert, aged 51, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874 [3]
  • Heinrich Richert, aged 62, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Richert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gustave Richert, who landed in Arkansas in 1902 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Richert (post 1700) +

  • William Richert (1942-2022), American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, known for Winter Kills, The American Success Company, and A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
  • Clark Richert (1941-2021), American contemporary artist largely known for his colorful geometric paintings which included animation, video, intervention, happenings, and publishing
  • William Richert (d. 1912), American politician, 40th Mayor of Detroit, Michigan in 1897
  • Peter Gerard Richert (b. 1939), American retired Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played from 1962 to 1974
  • William Richert, American politician, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1897 [4]
  • Teddy Richert (b. 1974), former French football goalkeeper
  • Johann-Georg Richert (1890-1946), German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Hans-Egon Richert (1924-1993), German mathematician who worked primarily in analytic number theory, co-developer of the Jurkat-Richert theorem


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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