Richard Amerman (September 1, 1824 - October 6, 1893), sometimes spelled Ammerman, was a New York based surveyor and lawyer active in the late 19th century. Amerman was born in New York City. He was drafted in New York to fight in the American Civil War. In the 1870s, Amerman partnered with another city surveyor, Francis W. Ford (1846 - 1904), who he trained from 1864, to compile and publish cadastral property maps of New York - a lucrative profession in a time when old estates were being seized under eminent domain and redeveloped into property lots. When Amerman died in 1893, Ford took over the business, running it under his own name. Amerman is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.