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Richer Family History

Richer Name Meaning

English and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army’. The name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Richier, but was largely absorbed by the much more common Richard. Americanized spelling of German Ritscher, a variant of Richard.German: nickname or status name from Sorbian rycer ‘knight’.

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

Similar surnames: Risher, Richey, Recker, Sicher, Reicher, Richter, Wicker, Riche

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Where is the Richer family from?

You can see how Richer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Richer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Richer families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 946 Richer families living in Quebec. This was about 77% of all the recorded Richer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Richer families in 1911.
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What did your Richer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Mnagre were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Richer. 21% of Richer men worked as a Journalier and 14% of Richer women worked as a Mnagre. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richer were Fils De Cultivateur and Couturire. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Mnagre
  • Journalier
  • Revenue
  • Couturire
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Census Records

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Richer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Richer. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Richer. For the veterans among your Richer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Richer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Richer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Richer in 1949 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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