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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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Famous People named Ritter

  • Tex Ritter - country singer
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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.

Ritter Life Expectancy

According to our database of 14,464 people with the last name Ritter that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

72.1
years

Most Common Ritter First Names

According to our database of 23,599 people with the last name Ritter that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 3.0%
  • William 3.0%
  • Charles 2.0%
  • Mary 1.8%
  • Robert 1.7%
  • George 1.5%
  • James 1.4%
  • Joseph 1.2%
  • Henry 1.0%
  • Anna 1.0%
  • Carl 0.9%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Paul 0.7%
  • Helen 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.6%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Thomas 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • Richard 0.6%
  • Ruth 0.6%
  • Harold 0.6%
  • David 0.6%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Louis 0.6%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Harry 0.5%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Marie 0.5%
  • Raymond 0.4%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • Frederick 0.4%
  • Fred 0.4%
  • Emma 0.4%
  • Jacob 0.4%
  • Ralph 0.4%
  • Ernest 0.4%
  • Edna 0.4%
  • Rose 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Alice 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Catherine 0.3%
  • Samuel 0.3%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Alfred 0.3%
  • Mildred 0.3%

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Last names similar to Ritter

'Ritter', Rittera, Ritterager, Ritterallen, Ritterath, Ritterbach, Ritterbacher, Ritterback, Ritterbade, Ritterband, Ritterbandt, Ritterbano, Ritterbasch, Ritterbauch, Ritterbaum, Ritterbaux, Ritterbeck, Ritterbecks, Ritterbeeck, Ritterbeeks

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