Last name: Rickard
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Barbie Cowell (nee Rickard)
Hi, I have explored more of my Fathers(Edward (Ted)Rickard) relatives. His fathers name was Harry, His mothers name was Annie (nee Rich), and my fathers brothers and sisters were Harry jnr, Blanche, Thomas, Annie, Lily, Nellie, Rose(Rosie). Harry Rickard(snr) was a bricklayer in London, passed away in 1926 aged 58. I have since found out that my father had a cousin called Ladd Rickard, and he also came to Australia in the 1950's???approx. Hope to shed more light on our family Tree.
i am a Jamaican. I was told my great great grandfather was a Scottish slave master. i would love to know his name.
P.s i am from Australia my father has told me my grandfather is from Norway and our name is lived with us for a long time we a true Rickard"s" Rycard ..
My Name Is Adam James Rickard"s" I know my family origin is from Norway and Look I have a Germanic Jaw Germanic blood and i live and breath my Germanic Root's ... I have been around A long time. in many ways forms and factors.
My last name used to be Rickard but the U.S. changed it to Richards when my grandpa went to Ellis Island from Germany. I like the old spelling better!
Judith Rhys Salyer
HI Louis, Thing happened in our family. Our Welsh name before Ellis was Rhys, (pronounced Rees) but the good folks at Ellis spelled it many ways..Reece (which we got) Reese, Reis and even Rheese. When I found out what the original spelling of my surname was I had it legally changed to the original Welsh spelling of Rhys. You can do this too, it doesn't cost much. Contact a lawyer.
I am Shane Rickard of New Zealand, now Australia, My father was born in London b1941-d1986, in St Pancres Hospital, lived in Camden near the Zoo, he was the younger of 10, he was shipped out to Nz when he was 10 with older brother David 16, His father Frederick -d1946 of war wounds and wife were married in Nottingham in 1923, frederick was illegimate and not sure were he came from, grandma was cornish nee Beresford, dad has sister Muriel and Linda still alive, Muriel is in Alberta Canada, Linda in Portsmouth.I hope any other Rickard of that line is still out there, but I guess we are all related way back, So G'day relo's..please contact if you could shed more light on my family.
anne, ive got a son-inlaw by the name of nick rickards he says his family all came from bristol area so that could be Norwegian contact .
Judi (was Rickard)
I Was a Rickard till I got married. My grandfather was from London but I've always suspected a Viking link as we do have Norwegian facial characteristics. Very interesting !
Re Rickard Name, My father Edward (Ted) was born in London in 1906, he was one of 9 children to Harry and Annie Rickard, my father came to Australia in 1927, lived in Victoria, then came to Queensland. He too told me , that the Rickard name came from the Vikings (Scandanavian). Unfortunately my father died in 1987, and I wished I had asked more questions of his life in England and if any of his siblings also came to Australia. Regards Barbie Cowell (nee Rickard) Gold Coast Queensland Australia
Re Christopher Rickard .. My fathers side of the family hails from Newry, and indeed, I am a Rickard !! I believe we could well be related. I zm new to this site, but hope to hear back from you if you see this. Many thanks,N.L. Rickard.
yo yo yo and rahoo ! hay nikki im christopher,s da nicky lol mad i know and my oldest son is called nicky rickard too if you have relatives from newry ireland tis us mo chara ! i just googled my name and found your comment thought id reply . slan
Well hello to you, Nicky Rickard!! :) my friend ! I am finding it difficult to trace my fathers family as he is no longer with us. If the name Nicolas Lewis Rickard and his mother Peggy ring any bells, then we could be on to something here, he had a sister and a brother I believe. Thanks for your reply, and please get in touch again if you will, thank you kindly mr Rickard :) best wishes, nikki .
My Grandmother (b. 1910) told me the name came to Ireland with the Norman invasions, she also told me it was derived from the Clanricarde (Earls of Connaught and Ulster) and that my family branch moved from the West of Ireland eastwards during my great grandfathers era (note: Castlerickard, Co. Meath), but I have yet to find a direct link between the Clanricarde and Rickard, but I'm still hunting. If anyone has any light to shed on the matter it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm from Jamaica and the Rickards name got there via, my great grandfather. He was a land surveyor from Scotland... Question? so how did the name get to Scotland? Brave and strong... I like that Thanks, Tal
Hi, I am originally from Howth, in Dublin, where there are quite a few Rickards. We were always led to believe that our name was old Viking, as were the names Caulfield and Thunder. Many years ago an amateur historian told me that as far as he knew, the name went back to the 11th century locally. Regards Brenda Rickard Northwood Middlesex
I live in newry northern Ireland. I have Been all over Ireland and have never met anyone with Rickard as their name, and my grandfather told me that our family was a Viking name aswell
HI Brenda, My mother was Mary Jane (Maureen) Rickard who was born 29/11/1927 in Galway but raised in Dublin. Sadly, my mother passed away 27 years ago and we don't know much about her childhood which is making it a bit difficult to find out any information to help me create our family tree. However I do remember her always speaking very affectionately about Howth so i thought it would be a good place to start as I know the Rickard name is quite popular there. I know her father was Henry Joseph Rickard born in Baldoyle in 1901 & he was a plasterer/bricklayer who did a beautiful grotto in Dublin which I visited a few years ago. If you had any churches or businesses in Howth you thought might be helpful, I would really appreciate the information as I am not able to travel to Ireland to search directly. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks in advance for any assistance! Cheers, Pat
my great grandmothers surname was Rickard they were from st stephens by saltash,Cornwall, England and parish records show they lived in this area from the 1500s
My family name is Rickard and they also came from St stephens by saltash,cornwall. Perhaps we are related!!
My lot came from Cornwell to South Australia and onwards in the mid 1800s. I wasn't aware of the Irish connection but it doesn't really surprise me due to the celtic background.
My fathers name was paddy Richard from howth.it's said the name Richard Came fron the Spanish armada and it's fleet.he originated from a particular place in howth called the puzzle and their occupation were publican s and fishermen and captains of large ships.
There are other Rickards in the duleek area.done know if they are related or not.?????? Any suggestions.....??????
My fathers family members names were Christopher, nickie, Margaret, Anne, Joe, tommy, Jeannie, and my father .......was called paddy rickard.
deirdre shanny .....re rickard .....origanaly from howth then sutton co dublin.
Sorry a typo error.....the surname is rickard not Richard.
My name is Mark Rickard. I was born in a small Buckinghamshire village of Wing. One of my second cousins worked in the registry office in the county town of Aylesbury and was able to trace our line of the Rickard name right back to 1300's when the name arrived in Buckinghamshire, from were, we are not sure.
Doing my Chandler family history. They married into a bricklaying Rickard family from Wingrave, Beds. Connected?
Zina Hitchcock Chandler married Rhoda Rickard 1853 - father William Rickard, b C 1786 (wife Ann) from Wingrave, BUCKS a Bricklayer. Presume the families are related as Wing is very near.
Hi Im reading these posts and as you can see my name is rickard by marriage my husband is john and his family came from launceston cornwall, some we know emigrated to australia but we dnt know which ones, my husbands father name is nick and his father was william and his father was nicholas if anyone has any info id be greatful