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Ritter Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rit(t)er ‘knight’, ‘mounted warrior’, Middle Low German ridder, applied as a status name, occupational name, or nickname. Compare Knight.

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


Similar surnames: Bitter, Gritter, Gitter, Witter, Rotter, Reitter, Mitter, Risner

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Ritter Family Origin

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Ritter Family Occupations

What did your Ritter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ritter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritter. The most common Ritter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Ritter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Ritter Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Ritter ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Ritter Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritter lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Ritter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ritter in 1941 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritter 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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