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The prominent surname Richy 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 Richy is derived from the Old French name Richard, which is composed of the elements ric, meaning power, and hard, meaning hardy or brave.

Richy Early Origins



The surname Richy 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.

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Richy Spelling Variations


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Richy Spelling Variations



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

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Richy Early History


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Richy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Richy research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Richy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Richy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Richy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Richy 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:

Richy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louise Richy, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Pauline Richy, aged 40, arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Sidonia Richy, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1851

Richy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Richy, aged 50, landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Molly Richy, aged 48, landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Samuel Richy, aged 20, landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Richy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Richy 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 29 July 2013 at 14:34.

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