Ricky History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ricky family

The surname Ricky 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 Ricky family

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Ricky Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ricky family (pre 1700)

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United States Ricky migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ricky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Ricky, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [3]

West Indies Ricky migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Ricky Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Abraham Ricky, aged 21, who landed in Barbados in 1683 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ricky (post 1700) +

  • Ricky Dene Gervais (b. 1961), British seven-time BAFTA, two-time Emmy Award and three-time Golden Globe winning, comedian, actor, director and producer
  • Ricky Bibey (1981-2022), English professional rugby league footballer who played as a prop or second-row
  • Ricky Gardiner (1948-2022), Scottish guitarist and composer from Edinburgh. Scotland
  • Ricky Babineaux (b. 1990), American gold medalist track and field sprinter who specialized in the 400-meter dash at the 2014 World Indoor Championships
  • Ricky Pickrell, American actor, known for Price of Glory 59: The Awakening (2009)
  • Ricky Hunter (1936-2022), ring name of Charles B. Sprott, Canadian wrestler from Winnipeg, Manitoba, best known for his title-winning success in Championship Wrestling from Florida in the late 1960s
  • Ricky Cassetty, American editor and cinematographer, known for Last Life (2018), There Lies Another World (2017)
  • Ricky Powell (1961-2021), American photographer, known for his for The New York Times, the New York Post, the Daily News, The Village Voice and many more
  • Ricky Valance (1936-2020), born David Spencer, a Welsh pop singer, best known for the UK number one single "Tell Laura I Love Her"
  • Ricky Legere (b. 1985), American professional mixed martial artist from Norco, California


  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
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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