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Origins of the Richard surname

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About the Richards

We have a total number of 58899 records for people with the last name Richard.

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Where do most Richards live?

In 1921, most Richards lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Richards

How common is your surname?

911th most common surname in the UK

We have 46,200 records for the Richard surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Richards most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Richard first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Richard family members

Common jobs for Richards

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Richards in 1921


House Servant


General Servant






Common Male occupations for Richards in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer








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