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Meaning and Origin of: Richardson

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Rich and powerful ruler

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.

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