Richmond Hill

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Richmond Hill, as a place name is a pleonasm where words, “-mond” (mound) and hill, meanings are similar or exact. The origin as a description of a hill place in France, through an intermediary of a person from said place then Richmond, North Yorkshire, has lost its use as a description to become a general place name. Hills, therefore, with Richmond as such, “Rich Mond” (to preserve pronunciation) or “Rich Mound”. It just so happens that a number of places ended-up adopting its name with a hill suffix:

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