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Ritz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Rizo, itself derived in part from Richard and in part from Heinrich (see Henry). probably an altered spelling of South German Rütz (see Ruetz).

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


Similar surnames: Reitz, Pitz, Ratz, Britz, Gritz, Rutz, Kritz, Pritz, Fitz, Sitz

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Ritz Family Origin

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Ritz Family Occupations

What did your Ritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ritz. The most common Ritz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ritz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ritz family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Ritz Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ritz Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ritz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ritz in 1949 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritz 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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