Ritterbusch Family History

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Ritterbusch Name Meaning

Rhenish-Westphalian topographic name from Retten, Redden ‘swamp’ + Busch ‘woods’ (regional). nickname for a highwayman, a compound of Ritter ‘knight’, ‘mounted soldier’ + Busch ‘bush’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiebusch, Ritter, Ellerbusch, Hellbusch, Rosebush, Raudenbush

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Ritterbusch Family Origin

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Ritterbusch Family Occupations

What did your Ritterbusch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ritterbusch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ritterbusch's were Farmers. Farmer, Gardner and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritterbusch. A less common occupation for the Ritterbusch family was Grocery Store.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Gardner

    25%
  • Grocer

    13%
  • Grocery Store

    13%

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

Ritterbusch Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ritterbusch Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritterbusch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ritterbusch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ritterbusch in 1956 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritterbusch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritterbusch 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.

Famous Ritterbusch Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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