Ritt Name Meaning

topographic name from Old High German ritta ‘reeds’ or a habitational name from a place so named near Kassel. variant of Ried 2. from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rid ‘ride’.

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


Similar surnames: Kitt, Litt, Witt, Britt, Pitt, Britz, Tritt, Rott, Ritz, Bitz

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Ritt Family Origin

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Ritt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Currier

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, the most common Ritt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Ritt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ritt family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Currier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritt.

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Ritt Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Ritt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ritt in 1943 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritt

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