A patronymic surname.
Origin of Riches
Middle English riches, plural of riche (“power, wealth"), from Old English rÄ«Ä‹e (“power, authority, dominion"). Confused with Middle English richesse (“wealth"), from Old French, from riche (“rich, wealthy"), of Germanic origin, from Frankish rÄ«ki "rich" from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«kijaz (“rich, powerful"), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (“to straighten, direct, make right"). Akin to Old High German rÄ«hhi (“rich") (German reich (“rich")), Old English rÄ«Ä‹e (“rich"), Old English racu (“explanation, reasoning"). More at rich
Middle English richesse wealth from Old French from riche wealthy rich
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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