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The RICHER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,434 11788 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 425 10967 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +2009 -821 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 109 13280 0.001 7
United Kingdom 492 8964 0.001 11
Top States for RICHER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 351 5411 0.002 18
Massachusetts 197 4208 0.003 31
California 170 14146 0.001 5
Florida 157 11305 0.001 10
Michigan 157 7751 0.002 16
Top States for RICHER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 73 1464 0.012 120
Rhode Island 117 1299 0.011 112
Delaware 62 2207 0.008 79
New Hampshire 85 2220 0.007 69
Massachusetts 197 4208 0.003 31


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called RICHER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called RICHER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called RICHER in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a RICHER by picking someone at random in Vermont than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of RICHER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the RICHER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the RICHER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of RICHER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 71 2.92
Mixed Race 26 1.07
Black/African American 22 0.9
Asian/Pacific 13 0.53
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.25
White (Caucasian) 2,296 94.33

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the RICHER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of RICHER in historical publications


Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to RICHER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as RICHER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for RICHER

The following words are slight variants of RICHER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.