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Origin of Rich

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Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: This Richter/Rector line originated in Nassau-Siegen, Germany. A group of 13 families were brought from Germany to settle in Va. by Governor Spottswood. The was the Germanna Colony.
Surnames: Rector, Richter
Submitted by: ann baughman
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Origin: I have been searching the Deter name and have found it was derived from the name deterich. That Deterich name has been changed to such spellings as Tetter, Detter, Deter, Detter and I would not be surprised if Detrich is not one of those misspelled names. The Deterich I have reference too was a German that arrived in the Mennonite community of Pa. and because of the French and Indian war moved to, and was a German Baptist minister in Washington Co. Md.
Surnames: Deter, Detrich, Detter, Tetter
Submitted by: Max Shew
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Origin: The RICH name occurs in the Alsace region of France. Following the 30 years war (~1640), several RICH families appear in the region between Mulhouse and Colmar called the Florival. Villages such as Guebwiller, Ohrschwir, and Soultzmatt are good places to start. Others also appear in villages of the Rhine Valley. The RICHes of this area emigrated in large #'s following the industrial revolution and the German takeover (1870-->). Unfortunately, the name RICH is sometimes a shortened version of longer names, often of Germanic origins, such as Friedrich.
Surnames: Reich, Rich
Submitted by: William Rich
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Origin: The name is first found in Weimar in 1400 then Leipzig, and in the late 1700's Hessen-Darmstadt. Since, the end of WWII it is now located all over Germany. The name began as Nebner and evolved to Nebiger, N?brig, Nebrig, and Nebrich.
Surnames: N?brig, Nebrich, Nebrick, Nebrig, Neibrick
Submitted by: Linda Nebrich Beilein
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Origin: The origins of the name 'Creighton' and the variations thereof seem to stem from Scotland circa 1128 (Turston de Crectune). There is to be found a town (just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland) by the name of 'Crichton', and Willam de Kritton rector of the church of Kreitton circa 1338, are all evidence of the names origins. The name seems to be of territorial origin from the barony of 'Crichton' in Midlothian (Scotland) There is also a very strong Irish connection to the name 'Creighton' as is also the abundance of 'Farmers' carrying the same name.
Surnames: Creighton, Crichton, Kritton,Kreitton
Submitted by: Simon Creighton
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: Our name itself, appears to be British, but it is difficult to pronounce with any certainty as to its origin. Surnames are said to date from about the year 1000, beginning in Normandy and gradually extending over England. (They are however occasionally met with among the Anglo-Saxons, before the Conquest.) Under the Feudal System, the Barons and those under them took for their surnames, the names of their holdings.

"There is not a village in Normandy, that has not surnamed some family in England."

Of course, too, the place where a man lived (apart from ownership) often furnished him with a surname.

Lower, in his "Patronymica Britannica" (about 1849) gives, -

"Partridge - possibility from the bird, but more likely from some locality terminating in 'ridge'."

And Barber (writing in 1894) in "British Family Names" gives, -

"Partridge - from Pettridge, a local name in Kent."

(This place, I find is a hamlet in Brenchley parish, Kent, and six and a half miles South-East of Tunbridge.)

It must be remembered that our name is found spelt in some fourteen different ways. - " Partridge, Partrige, Partrydge, Partarridge, Parteredge, Partric, Patridge, Pattridge, Partrich, Partriche, Patriche, Patreche, Pertriche, and P'tereche," - as during mediaeval times writers spelt by the ear alone, and often varied the same word in the same manuscript.

Many surnames were derived from natural objects (such as birds, etc.,) and were given:-

(1) As emblematical of the bearer's character (as Lion, Lamb, Hawk, etc.). Thus "Partridge" might have been given meaning bright-eyed, alert or neat in figure, etc., etc.

(2) As nicknames in allusion to some incident, etc., etc.

(3) Borrowed from bearer's Arms.

(4) The majority from the signs of inns and traders, as in old days all shopkeepers used signs, as the streets were not then numbered; such signs were usually connected with the trade carried on, but not necessarily, as we read of a Goldsmith with a rose as his sign, etc., etc.

Our surname is not mentioned in Doomsday Book, nor is Wishanger.

In the grant of Maldon to our earliest Ancestor (as we suppose) he is designated "Richard Partrige the Norman," also given as "Partric a Norman," and as this was about 1154, these constitute the earliest forms of spelling our name, yet discovered. Among books, the earliest in which I find it, is "Rotuli Hundredorum" (The Rolls of the Hundreds), dated about 1272, and here it is spelt in two different ways - "Pertriche" and "Partrich." This book gives particulars of "all demesne and lands of the Crown, Manors, etc., etc., - oppressions of the Nobility, Clergy, and other great men, - exactions of Sheriffs, etc., etc." (Wishanger is not mentioned.)

The earliest spelling in the "Heralds Visitations" is "Partriche," date 1561.

Perhaps it is fairly safe to assume that our name is derived from a place, presumably Pettridge in Kent, the County adjoining Essex, in which is Maldon, where our name is first met with. The said place had doubtless belonged to a Norman called Richard, hence his name of "Richard (of) Pettridge" or "Partridge, the Norman."

It must be remembered that among the Conqueror's so-called "Normans" were many Bretons and Flemings.

To-day there are two spellings in use. Mr. Julius Partridge and others descended from the main Wishanger ...... the name without the "d" (see his own ...... On the other hand, the Bishopswood .... my own branch, together with the Hockham Hall, Horsendon House and Norfolk and Suffolk families have for generations used the "d." Both forms therefore appear justified; but personally I prefer the "d" as I think the name is stronger and ..; also, if it be derived from Pettridge in Kent as suggested above the "d" is clearly allowable.
Surnames: Partridge, Patridge, Pardridge, Parttridge, Pattridge, Partriche, Partrich
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Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: Joseph Richards born in Wales in 1826. He married Ann Thomas born in 1826 in Wales. They lived in PA, ME and TN. Their children were John, David, Joseph, William, Ann and Mary. They last lived in Oliver Springs, TN.
Surnames: Richards
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Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: Researching the surname Ulrich from the village of Hochneukirchen, N.O., Austria
Surnames: Ulrich
Submitted by: Garth Ulrich
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Origin: Andrew Helfrich - Pittsburgh PA late l800's married to Lucille. Daughters - Emma, Eleanor - Sons Jimmy & Paul
Surnames: Helfrich
Submitted by: Georgia C. Kronenberg
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Origin: Alsace, Illinois, Iowa
Surnames: Bemrich
Submitted by: Steve Bemrich
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: I have been searching for my set of RICHARDSONS for awhile. Can't find a connection. Who can help? thanks...srp
Surnames: richardson
Submitted by: Sue Richardson Proffer
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Origin: Ann Crich b.1765, James Crich b. abt. 1735 Wedmore, Somerset County, England
Surnames: Crich
Submitted by: E. H. Gill
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: Joseph Richards born in Wales in 1826. He married Ann Thomas born in 1826 in Wales. They lived in PA, ME and TN. Their children were John, David, Joseph, William, Ann and Mary. They last lived in Oliver Springs, TN.
Surnames: Richards
Submitted by: heather
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: Richmond , Herman T.- he came from around Moundsville,W.Va. and the family that is left don't know anything, He married Cora V. Emery. In there later years they lived in Scenery HIll, Pa. Please help if you can, thanks
Surnames: Richmond
Submitted by: Linda
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: In Lancashire, and Westmorland, England
Surnames: RICHARDSON
Submitted by: Tracy
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Origin: I am tracing any family connected to James RICHARDS & Elizabeth Ann ??????. They had 7 or 8 children: James born 1855 Catherine born 1858 Elizabeth Jame born 1861 John born 1863 Caroline born 1866 William birn 1867 Thomas born 1869 Mary born ?????
Surnames: richards
Submitted by: Glynis Millett-Clay
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Origin: Richmond

German origin means strong protector
Teutonic origin means wise protector
Surnames: Richmond
Submitted by: glitz
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Origin: I have traced my surname back to the late 1700's in Delnice, Hrvatska, Yugoslavia.
Surnames: Minarich, Minerich
Submitted by: Chris Minarich
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: The name "Sirk" is the anglicized version of the surname of "Scheurich" which origninated in thhe Nassig district of county Werlheim in Frannconia, Austria. First noted as "Scheurich" by two men coming to America in 1752. Mathias and Valentine.
Surnames: Sirk (Scheurich)
Submitted by: Dick Wilt
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: The English or Scottish surname Elrick, and it's variants Aldrich, Aldrick, Aldridge, Elderidge, Elerick, Elrich and Oldridge, is of the patronymic origin, derived from the first name of the father of the initial bearer.
Surnames: Elrick, Aldrich, Aldrick, Aldridge, Elderidge, Elerick, Elrich and Oldridge
Submitted by: Michael Elrick
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: Comes from 'Ap Richard' meaning son of Richard.
Surnames: Pritchard, Ap Richard
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Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: Most Richbourgs/Richburgs in America trace their heritage to the Reverend Claude Philippe de Richebourg (1650-1719) and his wife Anne, who came first to Virginia in 1700 and then migrated to Jamestown, just northeast of Charleston, SC.
Surnames: Richbourg, Richburg
Submitted by: William C. Simpson, Jr.
Origin of Rich, Meaning of Rich

Origin: My Grandfather told me that I was a mispelling because my bloodline is German. That The proper English Rookers are descendents of the Stewards of the Tower of London . Chraged with keeping the Rooks (ravens-before the term became fixed for one specie) from leaving.
This is why the Rook chesspiece is tower shaped since usage of the Old english "Roche" for Castle would be unused by chess playing nobilty.
Hey.. That is what he said. Who knows what Ellis Island illiterate anglicised my surname, he?
It makes my search to correct my geneology hard for sure.
It can come from Richter, Ruetger, Rucker, or Rueger!
Surnames: Rooker, Rooke, Rook, Ruck, Rooker, Ruetger, Rutger, Ruguer, Ruger, Richter, Ricker and Rocker
Submitted by: Jenny Rooker

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