Richard Maugeri in the US

  1. #35,654,165 Richard Matzkow
  2. #35,654,166 Richard Matznick
  3. #35,654,167 Richard Maucieri
  4. #35,654,168 Richard Mauersberg
  5. #35,654,169 Richard Maugeri
  6. #35,654,170 Richard Maughon
  7. #35,654,171 Richard Maughs
  8. #35,654,172 Richard Mauhs
  9. #35,654,173 Richard Maulden
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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.
Southern Italian: probably a habitational name from Maugeri in Catania, although Caracausi explains the name as a variant of Malgeri, which he associates with a Germanic personal name composed of the elements amal ‘strength’, ‘energy’ + gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
34,315th in the U.S.

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