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  1. #4,401,961 Richard Hinkemeyer
  2. #4,401,962 Richard Hinostroza
  3. #4,401,963 Richard Hinrichsen
  4. #4,401,964 Richard Hippensteel
  5. #4,401,965 Richard Hirschberg
  6. #4,401,966 Richard Hiscock
  7. #4,401,967 Richard Hiteshew
  8. #4,401,968 Richard Hixenbaugh
  9. #4,401,969 Richard Hobday
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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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German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of several places named Hirschberg, from Middle High German hirz ‘deer’, ‘stag’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’, for example in Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia, or in western Poland (Jelenia Góra). In some instances the German surname may be topographic, from the same elements.
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