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


Similar surnames: Vita, Rota, Vida, Ritt, Mita, Riva, Sita, Ritz, Pita, Ruta

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Rita Family Origin

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Rita Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Furniture Store

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%

In 1880, the most common Rita occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Rita's were Farmers. Farmer and Furniture Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rita. A less common occupation for the Rita family was Laborer.

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Rita Historical Records

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Rita Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Rita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rita in 1963 was 70, and 63 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rita

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