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The nationality of Richard can be complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Richard may be in dispute based on whether the name came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a professional trade, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

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The meaning of Richard come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these craft-based last names may be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is good to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Richard are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Richard were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Richard. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Richard family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Richard vary in their spelling as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages across time.

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