The Rich name
Rich is believed to have originated from the term for a wealthy man who was "riche" or stemming from a variation of the name Richard.
Rich variations and common misspellings
Rick, Riche, Reich, Rech, Roch, Eich
Riches in the United States
Rich ranked 696 of 1,000 of the top surnames on the 2010 U.S. Census.
According to Ancestry.com, in 1880, 35% of those named Rich in the United States were farmers. Ancestry's records listing the name Rich include 2 million historical documents, 467,000 birth, marriage, and death records, 48,000 military records, 29,000 immigration records, 284,000 census and voter lists, and 1 million member trees.