Origins Available: English
The prominent surname Richins 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 Richins 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 Richins family
The surname Richins 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 Richins family
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Richins Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Richer, Richers, Richey, Richy, Riche, Richert, Richet, Richez, Richi and many more.
Early Notables of the Richins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Richins family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Richins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Richins, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
- John Richins, who landed in Maryland in 1678 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Richins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jane Richins, who settled in Maryland in 1756