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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

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  • Baker

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Baker Employing 1 Man

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Ritter family was Cabinet Maker.

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Ritter Historical Records

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Ritter Life Expectancy

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