RIOCÁRD - Irish Names and Surnames

Rev Patrick Woulfe
1923

RIOCÁRD, genitive -áird, RIOCARD, genitive -aird, Rickard, Richard; Teutonic — Rikhard, Richard, powerful-brave, French — Ricard, Ricart, Richard; one of the most frequent names among the Anglo-Norman settlers in Ireland. It owed its popularity to an Anglo-Saxon king of Kent, who in the 7th century left his throne to become a monk at Lucca, where he was reputed to have wrought many miracles. Latin — Richardus.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.

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