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Ritz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Rizo, itself derived in part from Richard and in part from Heinrich (see Henry). probably an altered spelling of South German Rütz (see Ruetz).

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


Similar surnames: Reitz, Pitz, Ratz, Britz, Gritz, Rutz, Kritz, Pritz, Fitz, Sitz

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Where is the Ritz family from?

You can see how Ritz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ritz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ritz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 52 Ritz families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ritz's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ritz families in 1911.
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What did your Ritz ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and House were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ritz. 66% of Ritz men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ritz women worked as a House. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ritz were Student and Operator.

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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
    66%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Student
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • House
    50%
  • Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ritz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ritz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ritz. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Ritz. For the veterans among your Ritz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ritz lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Ritz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ritz in 1949 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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