Origin of the Name Richman
The origin of the name Richman
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Variants of Richman include Rickman. This is a baptismal name meaning 'the son of Richman' a curtailed form of the name Richard and Rickard. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a John Richman, of County Huntingdonshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273 and a Lucia Richeman, of County Cambridgeshire, who was also recorded in the same year in this ancient document. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep a record of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired lands by either force or as gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. In Ireland this name is of immigrant origin having been introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century.
The Richman coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Richman descendants.