Richford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Richford family

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.

Early History of the Richford family

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Richford Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Richford family (pre 1700)

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United States Richford migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Mary Richford, who landed in Virginia in 1649 [1]
Richford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Richford, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Australia Richford migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Richford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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 [3]


  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. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 8th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/circassian)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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