Ritson Family History

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Ritson Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Yorkshire): patronymic from a short form of the personal name Richard.

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


Similar surnames: Kitson, Robson, Hitson, Betson, Sibson, Rigdon, Rickson, Watson

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Ritson Family Origin

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Ritson Family Occupations

What did your Ritson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ritson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Ritson's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Ritson family was Coalminer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritson.

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Coalminer

    2%

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

Ritson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ritson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ritson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ritson. For the veterans among your Ritson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ritson Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritson lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Ritson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ritson in 1966 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritson 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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