Last name: RICHER

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RICHER : This last name is indexed 369,211 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

RICHER : 1: English (East Anglia) French and German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + hari heri ‘army’. The name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Rich(i)er Ricier but was largely absorbed by the much more common Richard.2: Altered form of French Héricher: from the ancient Germanic personal name Harigari composed of the elements hari ‘army’ and gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’ or a variant of Hérissé a nickname for someone with spiky hair from the adjective hérissé a derivative of the verb se hérisser ‘to stand on end’.3: Probably also an Americanized form of German Ritscher. Compare Ritcher.

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