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Rickard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Rickard family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Rickard is based on the Old German name Ricard, meaning powerful and brave.


Early Origins of the Rickard family


The surname Rickard was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Hatfield being ancient Lords of the manor of Ricard or Rycard. Over on the Isle of Wight in Yaverland, a small branch of the family was found at one time. "An ancient mansion of the Russells here, subsequently of the Richards family, and now a farmhouse, is a good specimen of the Elizabethan style." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Rickard family


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Rickard Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Rickard were recorded, including Richards, Richard, Ricard, Rycard and others.

Early Notables of the Rickard family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include William Richards, Captain and Vice Admiral of Kent; Ralph Richards, rector of Helmdon, Northamptonshire from 1641 to 1668; and his son, William Richards (1643-1705), an English clergyman and author; and John Richards (died 1694), English-born, colonial military officer, businessman, politician, and magistrate in America, best...
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Migration of the Rickard family to Ireland


Some of the Rickard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rickard family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Rickard arrived in North America very early:

Rickard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Rickard, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1635 [2]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)
  • Nicholas Rickard, who arrived in Maryland in 1645 [2]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)
  • Elizabeth Rickard, who arrived in Maryland in 1650 [2]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)

Rickard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Rickard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786 [2]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)

Rickard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Rickard, aged 27, who landed in New York in 1807 [2]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)
  • Alfred Rickard, who landed in Colorado in 1885 [2]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)
  • T Arthur Rickard, who arrived in Colorado in 1886 [2]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)

Rickard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carrie Rickard, aged 28, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1905
  • Alfred Rickard, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Devonport, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Rickard, aged 12, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1908
  • Alfred Rickard, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from St. Damonich, England, in 1908
  • Charles Rickard, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Newlyn, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rickard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Rickard, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Rickard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Rickard, (b. 1810), aged 38, Cornish miner from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 8th November 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Rickard, (b. 1813), aged 35, Cornish settler from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 8th November 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Miss Elizabeth Rickard, (b. 1833), aged 15, Cornish nursemaid from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 8th November 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. James Rickard, (b. 1834), aged 14, Cornish farm labourer from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 8th November 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. Francis Rickard, (b. 1837), aged 11, Cornish settler from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 8th November 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rickard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Miss Mary J. Rickard, (b. 1853), aged 17, Cornish general servant departing on 29th July 1870 aboard the ship "Merope" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Ellen M. Rickard, (b. 1851), aged 23, Cornish settler departing on 10th September 1874 aboard the ship "Cospatrick" to Auckland, New Zealand the ship was lost at sea killing everyone on board [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mrs. Rebecca Rickard, (b. 1855), aged 20, Cornish settler departing on 1st February 1875 aboard the ship "Cicero" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th May 1875 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Honoble Rickard, (b. 1854), aged 21, Cornish navvy departing on 1st February 1875 aboard the ship "Cicero" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th May 1875 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. John Rickard, (b. 1853), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 1st February 1875 aboard the ship "Cicero" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th May 1875 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rickard (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Roy Victor Rickard (1891-1975), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G-4), 9th Army (1944-1945) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Roy Rickard. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Rickard/Roy_Victor/USA.html
  • Edgar Rickard (1874-1951), American mining engineer and lifelong confidant of U.S. President Herbert Hoover
  • George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (1870-1929), American boxing promoter, and founder of the New York Rangers NHL franchise
  • William Thomas Rickard (1828-1905), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Scott Rickard (b. 1981), English professional footballer
  • Harry Rickard (1843-1911), English-born comedian and theatre owner
  • Matthew Rickard (b. 1993), English footballer
  • Brenton Scott Rickard (b. 1983), Australian six-time gold, fourteen-time silver and eight-time bronze medalist breaststroke swimmer, Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year in 2009
  • Steve Rickard (1929-2015), ring name of Sydney Mervin "Merv" Batt, a New Zealand professional wrestler, trainer and promoter
  • Georgia Rickard, Australian-born journalist, author and media commentator
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Rickard


  • Ellen Virginia Kauffman (Richard) by Patricia Jean Minger.

The Rickard Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Honore et amore
Motto Translation: With honour and love.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Roy Rickard. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Rickard/Roy_Victor/USA.html


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