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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

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Ritter Family Origin

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Ritter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Ritter Life Expectancy

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Famous Ritter Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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