Ritter Family History

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Ritter Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rit(t)er ‘knight’, ‘mounted warrior’, Middle Low German ridder, applied as a status name, occupational name, or nickname. Compare Knight.

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


Similar surnames: Bitter, Gritter, Gitter, Witter, Rotter, Reitter, Mitter, Risner

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Ritter Family Origin

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Ritter Family Occupations

What did your Ritter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ritter family was Cabinet Maker. Baker, Agricultural Labourer and Baker Employing 1 Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritter. The most common Ritter occupation in the UK was Baker. 12% of Ritter's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Baker Employing 1 Man

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

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

Ritter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ritter Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritter lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ritter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ritter in 1941 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritter 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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