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Ritt Surname Meaning

German:: topographic name from Old High German ritta ‘reeds’ or a habitational name from a place so named near Kassel. variant of Ried from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on rīd ‘ride’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kitt, Litt, Witt, Britt, Pitt, Britz, Tritt, Rott, Ritz, Bitz

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Where is the Ritt family from?

You can see how Ritt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ritt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Ritt families living in Warwickshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Ritt's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Ritt families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ritt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ritt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ritt. 88% of Ritt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ritt. 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 Cards

There are 35,000 military records available for the last name Ritt. For the veterans among your Ritt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ritt lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ritt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ritt in 1943 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

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