Re: Reckhow surname helpful hints
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I am descended from Eliza Ann Reckhow b1813 Tottenville, Staten Island.The Richmond County site
is extremely helpful here.I am still trying to pin down her parents given by my great grandmother as William or Abraham Reckhow and Nancy [?] Fountain.
Origins of the name sent me in 1994:Richou, Richauw, Richaud of French origin, probably Walloon [French speaking protestants from Belgium].
The emigrant was, possibly, Daniel Ruychou/Richaud from Danzig; m1661 New Amsterdam Catharyn Van der Beeck.
Other spellings I have found are Ricas, Ricau, Ricke, Rico, Rigoult from Staten Island Wills.
Maybe you have this?