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Richardson (surname)

This article is about the surname Richardson. For other uses, see Richardson.
Richardson
Family name
Meaning "son of Richard"
Region of origin England
Related names Richardsson, Richison, Richson, Ricson, Ritson
Footnotes: [1][2]

Richardson is an Anglo Saxon patronymic surname.[3] The prefix Richard, is a given name derived from the Old English ric ("power") and heard ("brave"/"hardy"). The suffix -son denotes "son/descendant of". The name Richard and Richardson is found in records as early as 1381 in Yorkshire, England.[4] It is the 60th-most common surname in the United Kingdom.[5] There are variant spellings including the Swedish Richardsson. People with the name Richardson or its variants include:

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