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Ritson Name Meaning

English:: variant of Richson a shortened form of Richardson . The name may sometimes have been confused with or assimilated to Rushton . in southern England perhaps a habitational name from Ritson in Halwell (Devon).

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

Similar surnames: Kitson, Robson, Hitson, Betson, Sibson, Rigdon, Rickson, Watson

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Where is the Ritson family from?

You can see how Ritson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ritson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Ritson families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Ritson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ritson families in 1911.
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What did your Ritson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ritson. 100% of Ritson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Ritson women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ritson. For the veterans among your Ritson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ritson lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Ritson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ritson in 1966 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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