Ritch Family History

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Ritch Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rich. Altered spelling of German Ritsch, probably from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’ or hrod ‘renown’; or an altered spelling of Swiss German Rütsch, Ruetsch, from Alemannic short forms of Rudolf.

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

Similar surnames: Rich, Mitch, Ritchey, Rick, Rieck, Ruth, Roch, Urich, Tritch, Fitch

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Ritch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ritch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ritch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Italy


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Ritch Family Origin

Where is the Ritch family from?

Ritch Family Occupations

What did your Ritch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ritch occupation in the UK was Farmer. 47% of Ritch's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Stocking Knitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritch. A less common occupation for the Ritch family was Blacksmith Emply 1 Man Master And 1 Boy.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Stocking Knitter

  • Blacksmith Emply 1 Man Master And 1 Boy


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ritch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ritch Historical Records

What Ritch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Ritch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritch 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 Ritch. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ritch. For the veterans among your Ritch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ritch Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritch lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ritch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ritch in 1945 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritch 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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