Ritschel Family History

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Ritschel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hruod ‘fame’.

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

Similar surnames: Rishel, Pischel, Richel, Rachel, Reichel, Ritchey, Mitschke, Reuscher

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Ritschel Family Origin

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Ritschel Family Occupations

What did your Ritschel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ritschel occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 100% of Ritschel's were Carpenters.

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Ritschel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 923 census records available for the last name Ritschel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritschel 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Ritschel. 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 638 military records available for the last name Ritschel. For the veterans among your Ritschel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ritschel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritschel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Ritschel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Ritschel in 1958 was 39, and 73 in 2003.

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