Rittinger Family History

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Rittinger Name Meaning

South German: topographic name from the Bavarian word Ritten ‘steep mountain slope’ (see Rittner 1).

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

Similar surnames: Rittner, Kittinger, Pittinger, Hittinger, Gittinger, Ritzinger

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Rittinger Family Origin

Where is the Rittinger family from?

Rittinger Family Occupations

What did your Rittinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Shoemaker and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rittinger. A less common occupation for the Rittinger family was Car Builder. The most common Rittinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Rittinger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Bookkeeper

  • Car Builder


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

Rittinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rittinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rittinger 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 366 immigration records available for the last name Rittinger. 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 434 military records available for the last name Rittinger. For the veterans among your Rittinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rittinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Rittinger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rittinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rittinger in 1945 was 27, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rittinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rittinger 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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