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Ritson Name Meaning

English:: variant of Richson a shortened form of Richardson . The name may sometimes have been confused with or assimilated to Rushton . in southern England perhaps a habitational name from Ritson in Halwell (Devon).

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


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

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Where is the Ritson family from?

You can see how Ritson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ritson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Ritson family living in New Hampshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ritson's in USA. New Hampshire and 1 other state had the highest population of Ritson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ritson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA 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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*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
    27%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

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

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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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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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