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  1. #31,972,623 Richard Benock
  2. #31,972,624 Richard Benon
  3. #31,972,625 Richard Benoualid
  4. #31,972,626 Richard Benscheidt
  5. #31,972,627 Richard Benschoter
  6. #31,972,628 Richard Bensco
  7. #31,972,629 Richard Bensemon
  8. #31,972,630 Richard Bensimon
  9. #31,972,631 Richard Bensin
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Meaning & Origins

One of the most enduringly successful of the Old French personal names introduced into Britain by the Normans. It is of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from rīc ‘power’ + hard ‘strong, hardy’. It has enjoyed continuous popularity in England from the Conquest to the present day, influenced by the fact that it was borne by three kings of England, in particular Richard I (1157–99). He was king for only ten years (1189–99), most of which he spent in warfare abroad, taking part in the Third Crusade and costing the people of England considerable sums in taxes. Nevertheless, he achieved the status of a folk hero, and was never in England long enough to disappoint popular faith in his goodness and justice. He was also Duke of Aquitaine and Normandy and Count of Anjou, fiefs which he held at a time of maximum English expansion in France. His exploits as a leader of the Third Crusade earned him the nickname ‘Coeur de Lion’ or ‘Lionheart’ and a permanent place in popular imagination, in which he was even more firmly enshrined by Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe (1820).
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Dutch: perhaps a topographic for someone who lived by an enclosure for cattle, Middle Dutch sco(o)t(t)e, or by a corner of woodland or heathland in a marshy area, Middle Dutch scoet. Compare Van Benschoten.
61,759th in the U.S.

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