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Ritchison Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Rich a short form of Richard .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ritchie, Aitchison, Ritson, Hutchison, Richison, Rickson, Murchison

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Where is the Ritchison family from?

You can see how Ritchison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritchison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ritchison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Ritchison families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Ritchison's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ritchison families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ritchison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ritchison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ritchison. 39% of Ritchison men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ritchison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritchison 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 69 immigration records available for the last name Ritchison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 266 military records available for the last name Ritchison. For the veterans among your Ritchison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ritchison lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ritchison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Ritchison in 1956 was 44, and 63 in 2004.

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