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Rickerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Rickerson was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old German name "Ricard," meaning "powerful" and "brave." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Early Origins of the Rickerson family


The surname Rickerson was first found in Cheshire in 1067 where they were descended from Hugh d'Avranche, Earl Lupus of Chester. His descendant, William Belwood, Lord of Malpas in Cheshire, had two sons, David and Richard. Richard's grandson John was the first to bear the name Richardson.

Years later the Yorkshire Poll Tax records revealed William Richardson in 1381 and further north in Scotland, Thome filius Ricardi held a charter of the barony of Symundestone in Lanark c. 1315-1321. A few years later, Laurence filius Ricardi was a tenant of the Earl of Douglas in Louchurde in 1376. Murdac Richardesson, a Scottish merchant complained the English had sunk his vessel during a truce in 1359. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early History of the Rickerson family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rickerson research.
Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1820, 1576, 1651, 1628, 1569, 1635, 1627, 1674, 1660, 1674, 1689, 1761, 1664, 1714, 1714, 1715, 1690, 1755, 1737 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Rickerson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rickerson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Richardson, Richerson, Richarson and others.

Early Notables of the Rickerson family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Dame Elizabeth Richardson, 1st Lady Cramond (1576-1651), English writer whose peerage was created for her in 1628; Sir Thomas Richardson (1569-1635), Chief Justice of the King's Bench; Thomas Richardson...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rickerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rickerson family to Ireland


Some of the Rickerson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 163 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Rickerson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rickerson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emilie C. Rickerson, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF8B-JJ8 : 6 December 2014), Emilie C. Rickerson, 13 Sep 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Wildy Rickerson, aged 9, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Kronprinz Frederich Wilhelm" from Bremen, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPT-4Z2 : 6 December 2014), Wildy Rickerson, 24 Aug 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kronprinz Frederich Wilhelm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Howard S. Rickerson, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Saramacca" from Kingston, Jamaica [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHK-93P : 6 December 2014), Howard S. Rickerson, 03 Dec 1916; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Saramacca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • W.E. Rickerson, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Huron" from Rio de Janeiro [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6F8-XZ7 : 6 December 2014), W.E. Rickerson, 01 Sep 1920; citing departure port Rio de Janeiro, arrival port New York, ship name Huron, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Faye Rickerson, aged 38, arrived in New York City in 1924 aboard the ship "Berengaria" from Southampton, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNH6-92S : 6 December 2014), Faye Rickerson, 31 May 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, ship name Berengaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Rickerson (post 1700)


  • Blake Rickerson, American actor, known for Honky Holocaust (2014) and The Ungovernable Force (2015)
  • Brian Rickerson, American actor, known for Elite and Oblivious 5: (2017), Back in Time (2015)
  • Bryon Rickerson (b. 1975), American Motion Picture Sound Editor Award nominated audio engineer, known for his work with the Peter Green Splinter Group, Just Go With it (2011), and Street Kings (2008)
  • Stu Rickerson, American benefactor, eponym of Rickerson Field, West Windsor Fields, Princeton University

The Rickerson 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: Virtute acquiritur honos
Motto Translation: Honour is aquired by virtue.


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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF8B-JJ8 : 6 December 2014), Emilie C. Rickerson, 13 Sep 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPT-4Z2 : 6 December 2014), Wildy Rickerson, 24 Aug 1908; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kronprinz Frederich Wilhelm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHK-93P : 6 December 2014), Howard S. Rickerson, 03 Dec 1916; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Saramacca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6F8-XZ7 : 6 December 2014), W.E. Rickerson, 01 Sep 1920; citing departure port Rio de Janeiro, arrival port New York, ship name Huron, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNH6-92S : 6 December 2014), Faye Rickerson, 31 May 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, ship name Berengaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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