The name ‘Richardson’ originates from England . It is derived from the name ‘Richard’ from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ‘ric’ meaning power and ‘hard’ meaning hardy, brave, strong. This is found Old English, but was popularized in England by the Normans. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Richardson’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Hamo fil Ricardi’, from Norfolk, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Bessie Richardson’ is thought to have been the first imigrant, She arrived from Scotland in 1685 and settled in East New Jersey. ‘Major James Sydney Stewart Richardson’. United States Army (retired), of Washington, D.C. was editor and writer on technical subjects; he served a a lieutenant rising to rank of Major in the United States Army, last command with the 305th Cavalry, 2nd Squadron Rerserve, he recieved the Ord… Coat of arms: Argent, on a chi…
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