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Ritchey Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Durham): variant of Ritchie . Perhaps also an altered form of Swiss German Rütsche Rütschi Ruetschi from pet forms of the personal name Rudolf .

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

Similar surnames: Richey, Ritch, Witchey, Richley, Rickey, Richer, Kitchen, Pitcher

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Where is the Ritchey family from?

You can see how Ritchey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritchey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ritchey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Ritchey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Ritchey's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ritchey families in 1840.
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What did your Ritchey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ritchey. 19% of Ritchey men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Ritchey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ritchey were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ritchey. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Ritchey. For the veterans among your Ritchey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ritchey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ritchey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ritchey in 1944 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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