Rittenhouse Family History

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Rittenhouse Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Rittinghaus, a habitational name from a farm near Altena, Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Stenhouse, Ridenour, Outhouse, Greathouse, Batenhorst, Rottinghaus

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Rittenhouse Family Origin

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Rittenhouse Family Occupations

What did your Rittenhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rittenhouse. A less common occupation for the Rittenhouse family was Carpenter. The most common Rittenhouse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Rittenhouse's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rittenhouse ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rittenhouse Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rittenhouse Life Expectancy

What is the average Rittenhouse lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rittenhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rittenhouse in 1943 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rittenhouse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rittenhouse ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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