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 1086 when Richerious, a monk, held estates in that county.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernhart Richer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1734; and John Richer, who settled in Maryland in 1774.