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Ritter Surname History

Ritter is the German word for Knight and stems from German nobility. The "Ritters" were a low status in the nobel class tending to animals including dogs.

The Ritter family is from the Alsace-Lorraine area of Germany.  The name Ritter means "Knight" in German and two famous family members are "Tex" Ritter (country singer) and his son John Ritter (actor).

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Ritter Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The Ritter family is from Germany (the Alsace-Lorraine area). This family is German.

Ritter Meaning & Etymology

Ritter means "Knight" in German.

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Family names like Ritter vary in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and eras over the years. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Ritter were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Ritter. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Ritter last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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