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  1. #979,715 Richard Heitz
  2. #979,716 Richard Helland
  3. #979,717 Richard Hilburn
  4. #979,718 Richard Hilt
  5. #979,719 Richard Holston
  6. #979,720 Richard Hotaling
  7. #979,721 Richard Houlihan
  8. #979,722 Richard Housley
  9. #979,723 Richard Huie
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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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English: probably a variant of Halston, which is partly a habitational name from Halston in Shropshire, possibly named with the Old English personal name Ealh + tūn ‘settlement’, and partly derived from the Old Norse personal name Halsteinn. Alternatively, it may perhaps be a habitational name from Holstone in County Durham, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + stān ‘stone’.
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