Meaning and Origin of: Richardson
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Rich and powerful ruler
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : patronymic from the personal name Richard. This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.
- An early English bearer of the common name Richardson, Francis Richardson emigrated to America in 1681 as a member of the Society of Friends. His grandson was a respected silversmith from Philadelphia, PA.