Ritch Family History

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Ritch Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rich. Altered spelling of German Ritsch, probably from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’ or hrod ‘renown’; or an altered spelling of Swiss German Rütsch, Ruetsch, from Alemannic short forms of Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Rich, Mitch, Ritchey, Rick, Rieck, Ruth, Roch, Urich, Tritch, Fitch

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Ritch Family Origin

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Ritch Family Occupations

What did your Ritch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritch. The most common Ritch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Ritch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ritch family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Ritch Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ritch Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritch lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ritch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ritch in 1945 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritch 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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