Rita Family History

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Rita Name Meaning

Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of Margharita ‘Margaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Vita, Rota, Vida, Ritt, Mita, Riva, Sita, Ritz, Pita, Ruta

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Rita Family Origin

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Rita Family Occupations

What did your Rita ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rita. 20% of Rita men worked as a Motor Driver and 53% of Rita women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rita were Collector Salesman Drapery and Domestic Duties (evacuee)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driver
  • Builder
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Collector Salesman Drapery

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assists Her Mother With No
  • Buyers Clerk Drapery Dept
  • Domestic Duties (evacuee)

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rita Historical Records

What Rita family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rita. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rita census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rita. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 564 military records available for the last name Rita. For the veterans among your Rita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rita Life Expectancy

What is the average Rita lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rita in 1963 was 70, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rita

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rita ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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