Mark
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Mark asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

What is the origin of the last name Gains?

and Richardson???

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Both are Engilsh surnames. See below for more information:

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    gains Name Meaning and History

    English: variant of Gain.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/gains-name-meaning.a...

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    Gain Name Meaning and History

    English: variant of Gaines.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Gain-name-meaning.as...

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    Gaines Name Meaning and History

    1. English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.

    2. This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Gaines-name-meaning....

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    Richardson Name Meaning and History

    English: patronymic from the personal name Richard. This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Richardson-name-mean...

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    Richard Name Meaning and History

    English, French, German, and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

    http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Richard-name-meaning...

  • 3 years ago

    Wickard call meaning and background Altered spelling of German Wickardt, a variation of Wichert. Wichert call meaning and background German: from a private call composed of the climate wig ‘conflict’, ‘conflict’ + no longer undemanding ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘solid’.

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