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From Middle English Rychemund, from an name cognate to French Richemont (town in Normandy). Equivalent to rich +‎ mound.


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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. A city in Texas, USA, and the county seat of Fort Bend County.
    9. The capital city of the state of Virginia in the United States of America.
    10. A town in Vermont, USA.
  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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