Rittner Family History

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Rittner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Ritte near Kassel. South German (Bavarian): topographic name for someone who lived by a steep incline, dialect Ritten. Probably also an altered spelling of Swiss German Rütt(e)ner, a variant of Rittman 3.

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

Similar surnames: Ritter, Suttner, Rottner, Wittner, Sittner, Trattner, Fitzner

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Rittner Family Origin

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Rittner Family Occupations

What did your Rittner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rittner. 7% of Rittner men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Rittner women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rittner were Manager and Broker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Broker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rittner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rittner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rittner 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 605 immigration records available for the last name Rittner. 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 Rittner. For the veterans among your Rittner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rittner Life Expectancy

What is the average Rittner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rittner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rittner in 1963 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rittner

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