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Rita Family History

Rita Name Meaning
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan: from the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of Margharita ‘Margaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.

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

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130,148 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
543 Military Records
1,835 Immigration Records
5,283 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rita Families

  • Number of Rita families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rita families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rita last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rita census records

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Rita Family Origin

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Rita Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rita

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Rita Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rita census records

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Military Service by Rita

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