Ritt Family History

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Ritt Name Meaning

topographic name from Old High German ritta ‘reeds’ or a habitational name from a place so named near Kassel. variant of Ried 2. from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rid ‘ride’.

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

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

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Ritt Family Origin

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Ritt Family Occupations

What did your Ritt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ritt occupation in the UK was Carpenter Employ 1 Man (Master). 33% of Ritt's were Carpenter Employ 1 Man (Master)s. Carpenter Employ 1 Man (Master) and Farrier were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ritt. A less common occupation for the Ritt family was Wolen Mercht 2 Men 1 Boy.

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  • Carpenter Employ 1 Man (Master)

  • Farrier

  • Wolen Mercht 2 Men 1 Boy


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

Ritt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ritt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritt 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 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 Card

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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Ritt Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritt 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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