Rickier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rickier family

The surname Rickier was first found in Normandy where "Ricardus Risher occurs in the Norman Exchequer Rolls of 1195; and the name still existed in the fifteenth century." [1]

"In England, we find Robert, Thomas, and Walter Richer mentioned in the Hundredorum Rolls, about 1272, as landowners in Kent; William Richer in Yorkshire; Ralph Richer in Gloucestershire; and Hugh and Henry Fitz Richer in Norfolk." [2]

Later, a branch settled in Kent, where Robert Richers of Wrotham, "descended from an ancient family of Swanington, Hall, Norfolk." [2]

Richer of Senones (Richer le Lorrain) (c. 1190-1266) was a French monk and chronicler of Senones Abbey in Lorraine, a traveller. He was one of the very few chroniclers or historians of the Vosges whose complete works have survived.

Early History of the Rickier family

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Rickier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Richer, Ricker, Reacher, Rickers, Richers and many more.

Early Notables of the Rickier family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Rickier family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernhart Richer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1734; and John Richer, who settled in Maryland in 1774.



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3


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