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Ritzinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Ritzing in Bavaria Germany and in Burgenland Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Kitzinger, Litzinger, Matzinger, Ridinger, Gittinger, Riedinger

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Where is the Ritzinger family from?

You can see how Ritzinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritzinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ritzinger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Ritzinger families living in Indiana. This was about 30% of all the recorded Ritzinger's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Ritzinger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ritzinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ritzinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ritzinger. 23% of Ritzinger men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Ritzinger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ritzinger were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Saleswoman
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ritzinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritzinger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 417 immigration records available for the last name Ritzinger. 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 Cards

There are 818 military records available for the last name Ritzinger. For the veterans among your Ritzinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ritzinger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2002, in the United States, Ritzinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ritzinger in 1963 was 74, and 93 in 2002.

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