What does Richmond mean?

Definitions for Richmond
ˈrɪtʃ məndrich·mond

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Richmond, capital of Virginianoun

    capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War


  1. Richmondnoun

    The capital of Virginia.

  2. Richmondnoun

    A common place name (Richmonds on Wikipedia)

  3. Richmondnoun

    derived from the English place name.

  4. Richmondnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  5. Etymology: riche + mont


  1. Richmond

    Richmond are a value brand of tobacco cigarettes re-introduced into UK markets in 1999. They come in the following varieties: Regular, Gold and Menthol - all three in King Size and Superking sizes. The brand is in competition at the lower end of the market, against value UK cigarette brands such as Mayfair, Sovereign and Park Road. Richmond's variants Superkings and King Size are the fourth and fifth top-selling cigarettes in the UK respectively. They are characterised by the bright blue packaging, which in early 2006 underwent a redesign: the serif font used being replaced for a more modern sans-serif, and general appearance becoming more minimalist. In 2008, new limited edition packs of Richmond cigarettes were released under the name "Chill Edition". In 2011, Richmond cigarette packaging across the brand varieties was updated, with the introduction of tactile feeback packaging experimented with in the 2008 Chill Edition packaging. In August 2011, the Richmond brand introduced a new variant. 'Richmond Superslims' follow in the wider introduction to the UK tobacco products market of 'demi-slim' cigarettes, such as British American Tobacco's Vogue Perle brand.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Richmond

    1, an interesting old borough (4) in Yorkshire, on the Swale, 49 m. N.W. of York; has a fine 11th-century castle, now partly utilised as barracks, remains of a Franciscan friary, a racecourse, &c. 2, A town (23) in Surrey, 9 m. W. of London; picturesquely situated on the summit and slope of Richmond Hill, and the right bank of the Thames; has remains of the royal palace of Sheen, a magnificent deer park, a handsome river bridge, &c.; supplies London with fruit and vegetables; has many literary and historical associations. 3, Capital (85) of Virginia, U.S.; has a hilly and picturesque site on the James River, 116 m. S. of Washington; possesses large docks, and is a busy port, a manufacturing town (tobacco, iron-works, flour and paper mills), and a railway centre; as the Confederate capital it was the scene of a memorable, year-long siege during the Civil War, ultimately falling into the hands of Grant and Sheridan in 1865.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. richmond

    The capital of Virginia, on the left bank of the James River, at the head of the tide-water, 150 miles from its mouth, and 100 miles south of Washington. In June, 1861, it was selected as the Confederate capital, and from that period was the objective-point of a series of formidable military expeditions for its capture, under Gens. McDowell, McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant, and defended by Gen. Lee with a large army and formidable lines of fortifications, until the seizure of the lines of supply by Gens. Grant and Sheridan compelled its evacuation after a series of sanguinary battles, April 3, 1865. A considerable portion of the city was destroyed by the retreating Confederates.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Richmond

    When Edward I. built himself a sumptuous palace on the south bank of the Thames he gave it the name of Sheen, the Saxon for “resplendent.” This being consumed by fire in 1479, Henry VI., rebuilt it, and then called it Richmond, after the beautiful seat in Yorkshire whence he took the title of his earldom. Richmond signifies a rich prospect from the hill occupied by its ancient castle.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Richmond is ranked #934 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Richmond surname appeared 37,053 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 13 would have the surname Richmond.

    71.7% or 26,574 total occurrences were White.
    22.8% or 8,463 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 823 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 823 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 196 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 174 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Richmond in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Richmond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Richmond in a Sentence

  1. Braden Reddall:

    We play an important role in the success of the City of Richmond as we are the largest employer and the largest taxpayer in the city, after more than a century of operating here, it’s natural for us to be involved in the political sphere, as we are in many other aspects of the community.

  2. Braden Reddall:

    We play an important role in the success of the City of Richmond as we are the largest employer and the largest taxpayer in the city, after more than a century of operating here, it's natural for us to be involved in the political sphere, as we are in many other aspects of the community.

  3. Levar Stoney:

    Our officers quietly investigated and collaborated with their law enforcement partners and the community to stop what could've been a terrible day for the city of Richmond, as we continue to live through an era, an age, of mass shootings and all around our country, no community is immune.

  4. Abbi Sigler:

    Ed will travel to Dallas this week to raise money for his campaign. He's proud to have the support of President Bush and conservative leaders from across the commonwealth and the country, this is a crucial campaign for Virginia Republicans, and Ed will work tirelessly to ensure we have the resources necessary to defeat Ralph Northam or Tom Perriello in November, and bring conservative leadership back to Richmond.

  5. Mark Herring:

    This monument to Virginia's racist history has held a place of honor in Richmond for too long. The Lee statue does not represent the ideals Virginians live by today and the inclusive community that we strive to be and it is time to bring it down.

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