Ritger Family History

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Ritger Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German and Dutch Rutger or Rütger, from the personal name Rudiger (see Roger).

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

Similar surnames: Rieger, Riter, Ringer, Ritner, Kriger, Ritter, Rittner, Roeger

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Ritger Family Origin

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Ritger Family Occupations

What did your Ritger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Wagon Maker and Notion Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritger. A less common occupation for the Ritger family was Selling Implements. The most common Ritger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ritger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Wagon Maker

  • Notion Store

  • Selling Implements


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

Ritger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ritger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritger 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 105 immigration records available for the last name Ritger. 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 227 military records available for the last name Ritger. For the veterans among your Ritger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ritger Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ritger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Ritger in 1963 was 70, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritger 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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