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Richford Early Origins



The surname Richford was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Richford Spelling Variations


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Richford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Richford, Rickford, Richforth, Rickforth, Ritchford, Rickard and many more.

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Richford Early History


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Richford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Richford research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Richford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Richford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Richford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Richford 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:

Richford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Richford, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Mary Richford, who landed in Virginia in 1649

Richford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Richford, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Richford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Richford (post 1700)



  • John J. Richford, American Republican politician, Merchant; Member of New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1918-22; Defeated, 1922

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Richford Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Richford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Richford 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 19 October 2015 at 10:57.

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