Ritzel Family History

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Ritzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of any of several Germanic personal names formed with ric ‘power(ful)’ (see for example Richard, Heinrich, Moritz).

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


Similar surnames: Reitzel, Nitzel, Metzel, Eitel, Neitzel, Ritzler, Ratzel, Ditzel

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Ritzel Family Origin

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Ritzel Family Occupations

What did your Ritzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ritzel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Ritzel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ritzel family was Stone Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritzel.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Machinist

    9%
  • Stone Mason

    9%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Ritzel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ritzel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritzel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ritzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ritzel in 1957 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritzel 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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