Richard Brandstetter in the US

  1. #1,852,039 Richard Braaten
  2. #1,852,040 Richard Bracewell
  3. #1,852,041 Richard Brain
  4. #1,852,042 Richard Brancato
  5. #1,852,043 Richard Brandstetter
  6. #1,852,044 Richard Breitenstein
  7. #1,852,045 Richard Brier
  8. #1,852,046 Richard Brightman
  9. #1,852,047 Richard Brimer
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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).
8th in the U.S.
German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Brandstatt, Brandstädt, Brandstätt, Brandstett, and Brandstetten, all from element meaning ‘place cleared by burning’.
28,367th in the U.S.

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