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The Norman Conquest of England of 1066 added many new elements to the already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Rickert name is derived from the Old German name Ricard, meaning powerful and brave.

Rickert Early Origins



The surname Rickert 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.

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Rickert Spelling Variations


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Rickert Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Richards, Richard, Ricard, Rycard and others.

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Rickert Early History


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Rickert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rickert research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1817, 1641, 1668, 1643, 1705, 1694, 1692, 1527, 1522 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Rickert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rickert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rickert Early Notables (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...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rickert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rickert In Ireland


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Rickert In Ireland



Some of the Rickert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Rickert or a variant listed above were:

Rickert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Rickert, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Koenraet Rickert, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Daniel Rickert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Rickert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Rickert, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844
  • Andrew Rickert, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844
  • Christian Rickert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • Christian Rickert, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Adele Rickert, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rickert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. E. Rickert, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Alfred A. rickert, aged 67, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Agnes C. Rickert, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Anna Rickert, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Charles Rickert, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rickert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rickert (post 1700)



  • John "JR" Rickert (b. 1970), American sports agent who represents players in the NFL, Major League Baseball, and the NBA
  • Edith Rickert (1871-1938), American medieval scholar at the University of Chicago
  • Rick Rickert (b. 1983), American basketball player
  • Shirley Jean Rickert (1926-2009), American child actress, best known for her role as the "blonde girl" in the Our Gang series in 1931
  • Heinrich Rickert (1863-1936), German philosopher

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Motto


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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


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Rickert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rickert 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.

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