Richard Hubby in the US

  1. #76,932,064 Richard Hubatch
  2. #76,932,065 Richard Hubatka
  3. #76,932,066 Richard Hubatsek
  4. #76,932,067 Richard Hubberd
  5. #76,932,068 Richard Hubby
  6. #76,932,069 Richard Hubele
  7. #76,932,070 Richard Hubell
  8. #76,932,071 Richard Hubener
  9. #76,932,072 Richard Huberdeau
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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: apparently a variant of Huby, a habitational name from either of two places so called in North Yorkshire. Huby near Easingwold is named from Old English hōh + Old Scandinavian bý ‘settlement’, while Huby near Stainburn is name with the Old French personal name Hu(gh)e (see Hugh) + Old Scandinavian bý.
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