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Rittgers Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German Röttgers or Rüttgers, patronymics from a Low German form of the personal name Rüdiger (see Rudiger).

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


Similar surnames: Ritger, Rittner, Ritter, Rieger, Witter, Mitter, Gritter, Grittner

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Rittgers Family Origin

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Rittgers Family Occupations

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In 1880, farmer, Farming and Keeps H. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rittgers. A less common occupation for the Rittgers family was Laborer. The most common Rittgers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Rittgers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    69%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeps H.

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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Rittgers Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rittgers Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rittgers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rittgers in 1950 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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