Ritson Family History

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Ritson Name Meaning

English (Northumberland and Yorkshire): patronymic from a short form of the personal name Richard.

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


Similar surnames: Kitson, Robson, Hitson, Betson, Sibson, Rigdon, Rickson, Watson

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Ritson Family Origin

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Ritson Family Occupations

What did your Ritson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housemaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ritson. 27% of Ritson men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Ritson women worked as a Housemaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ritson were Truck Driver and Typist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housemaid
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Typist
    23%

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

Ritson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Ritson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ritson. 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 Ritson. For the veterans among your Ritson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ritson Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritson lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Ritson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ritson in 1966 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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