The name ‘Richmond’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from any of the numerous places so called, in Northern France as well as in England. These are named with the Old Flemish elements ‘riche’ meaning rich, splendid and ‘mont’ meaning hill. ‘Richmond’ in North Yorkshire, England, was named after ‘Richmont’ in France immediately after the Norman Conquest, and in many if not most cases the English surname can be derived from this place. ‘Richmond’ in South West London, England, received this name only in the reign of King Henry III, in honour of the king, who had been Earl of Richmond until he came to the throne. Previously the place was known as ‘sheen’ it is unlikely to be the source of the surname of anyone called ‘Richmond’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Richmond’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of Edward I, thirteenth century were a ‘Roald de Richmond’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on the Placita de Quo Warranto. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact peri… Coat of arms: Argent a fesse…
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