Ritsema Family History

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Ritsema Name Meaning

Frisian: probably a variant of Riddersma.

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

Similar surnames: Reitsma, Wiersema, Sietsema, Rosema, Sytsma, Riese, Ritzer, Risse

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Ritsema Family Origin

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Ritsema Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ritsema occupation in the USA was Merchant. 100% of Ritsema's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant


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Ritsema Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ritsema Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ritsema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ritsema in 1960 was 58, and 69 in 2004.

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