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Ritson Family History

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 1891 there were 334 Ritson families living in Durham. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ritson's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Ritson families in 1891.
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What did your Ritson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ritson. 18% of Ritson men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Ritson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ritson were Incapacitated and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    18%
  • Motor Driver
    7%
  • Retired
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
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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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