Richmond Family History

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Richmond Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, in northern France as well as in England. These are named with the Old French elements riche ‘rich’, ‘splendid’ + mont ‘hill’. Richmond in North Yorkshire was named after a Richmont in France immediately after the Norman Conquest, and in many if not most cases the English surname can de derived from this place. Richmond in southwest London received this name only in the reign of Henry VII, in honor of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne, and is unlikely to be the source of this surname.

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

Similar surnames: Rochford, Richman, Diamond, Rickman, Richwine, Raymond, Richard

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Richmond Family Origin

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Richmond Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richmond. A less common occupation for the Richmond family was Blacksmith. The most common Richmond occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Richmond's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Going To School

  • Blacksmith


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Richmond Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Richmond. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richmond 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 Richmond. 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 Richmond. For the veterans among your Richmond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richmond Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Richmond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Richmond in 1941 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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