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Old English riche (rich) + mont (hill)


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  1. A common place name (Richmonds on Wikipedia):
    1. A town in south-west London (properly Richmond upon Thames).
    2. A market town in North Yorkshire, England.
    3. A city in Indiana, USA, and the county seat of Wayne County.
    4. A city in Kentucky, USA, and the county seat of Madison County.
    5. A city in Missouri, USA, and the county seat of Ray County.
    6. A county of New York State, coterminous with the borough of Staten Island.
    7. (archaic) Until 1975, a borough of New York City, now the borough of Staten Island.
    8. The capital city of the state of Virginia in the United States of America.
  2. An English dukedom.
  3. A surname derived from the English place name.
    • ~1593 William Shakespeare: Richard III: Act V, Scene III:
      Be cheerful, Richmond; for the wronged souls
      Of butcher'd princes fight in thy behalf:
      King Henry's issue, Richmond, comforts thee.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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