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Ritter Family History

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

1,049,007 Historical Documents with Ritter on Ancestry.com
256,842 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
74,554 Military Records
20,719 Immigration Records
144,043 Census and Voter Lists
552,849 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ritter Families

  • Number of Ritter families
     452 - 901
     151 - 451
     1 - 150
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ritter families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ritter families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ritter census records

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Ritter Family Origin

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Ritter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ritter

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Ritter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ritter census records

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Ritter Civil War Service Records

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