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Richardson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Richard. This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Richards, Michaelson, Richard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Cardon, Richarson

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Richardson Family Origin

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Richardson Family Occupations

What did your Richardson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richardson. The most common Richardson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Richardson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Richardson family was Going To School.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Fisherman

  • Going To School


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Richardson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Richardson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richardson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Richardson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Richardson. For the veterans among your Richardson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richardson Life Expectancy

What is the average Richardson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Richardson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Richardson in 1940 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Richardson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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