Rittman Family History

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Rittman Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived among reeds, from Middle High German riet (ritt) ‘reed’ + man ‘man’. topographic name for someone who lived in a woodland clearing, Middle High German riute. from a Germanic personal name based on rid ‘ride’.

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

Similar surnames: Pittman, Mittman, Rothman, Rethman, Wittmann, Ritzman, Titman

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Rittman Family Origin

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Rittman Family Occupations

What did your Rittman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rittman occupation in the UK was Brush Maker. 11% of Rittman's were Brush Makers. A less common occupation for the Rittman family was Lithographic Printer. Brush Maker, Commercial Clerk To Tobacconist Fancy Goods Dealer and House Decorator were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rittman.

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  • Brush Maker

  • Commercial Clerk To Tobacconist Fancy Goods Dealer

  • House Decorator

  • Lithographic Printer


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

Rittman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rittman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rittman 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Rittman. 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 635 military records available for the last name Rittman. For the veterans among your Rittman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rittman Life Expectancy

What is the average Rittman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rittman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rittman in 1956 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rittman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rittman 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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