Ritchie Family History

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Ritchie Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Rich, a short form of Richard.

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

Similar surnames: Michie, Ritch, Ritchison, Ritchey, Mitschke, Richins, Archie

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Ritchie Family Origin

Where is the Ritchie family from?

Ritchie Family Occupations

What did your Ritchie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ritchie. 17% of Ritchie men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Ritchie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ritchie were Medical Practitioner and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Painter decorator
  • Bricklayer
  • Medical Practitioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

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

Ritchie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 281,000 census records available for the last name Ritchie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritchie 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 80,000 immigration records available for the last name Ritchie. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Ritchie. For the veterans among your Ritchie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ritchie Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritchie lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ritchie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ritchie in 1941 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritchie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritchie 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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