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Ritland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads in Rogaland and Agder, named in Old Norse as Rísland, from hrís ‘brushwood’ + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Netland, Wiland, Hetland, Watland, Ryland, Rutland, Rieland, Roseland

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Ritland Family Origin

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Ritland Family Occupations

What did your Ritland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Farm were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ritland. The most common Ritland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Ritland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Farm

    20%

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

Ritland Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ritland Life Expectancy

What is the average Ritland lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Ritland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ritland in 1964 was 86, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ritland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ritland 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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