Richard Laverdiere in the US

  1. #4,802,321 Richard Laughery
  2. #4,802,322 Richard Laughrey
  3. #4,802,323 Richard Laur
  4. #4,802,324 Richard Lausten
  5. #4,802,325 Richard Laverdiere
  6. #4,802,326 Richard Lavy
  7. #4,802,327 Richard Lawhorne
  8. #4,802,328 Richard Lawn
  9. #4,802,329 Richard Lawrey
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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.
French (Laverdière): habitational name from any of various places named La Verdière, for example in Nièvre and Gironde, or an altered form of the occupational and habitational name Leverdier, variant of Verdier. Tanguay records Laverdière as a secondary surname for Cauchon from 1670 on.
32,018th in the U.S.

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