Ritchison Family History

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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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Ritchison Family Origin

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Ritchison Family Occupations

What did your Ritchison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ritchison occupation in Canada was Dressmaking. 33% of Ritchison's were Dressmakings. A less common occupation for the Ritchison family was Stone Cutter. Dressmaking and Laboror were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ritchison.

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  • Dressmaking

    33%
  • Laboror

    33%
  • Stone Cutter

    33%

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

Ritchison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Ritchison Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritchison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritchison 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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