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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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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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Ritter Family Tree
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- Clark L. Ritter born 1882
- Thelma L. Ritter born 1908
- Alice Ebie Ritter born 1881
- Henrietta (Rompel-Fries) K Ritter born 1850
- Sue (Ritter) Irby born 1890
- Ethel (Munns) Ritter born 1896
- Franklin Ritter born 1847
- Frank & America (Reffett) Ritter
- Hermann Von Ritter Goldschmidt 1840 - 1918
- Martha Samantha Lewis Ritter 1875 - 1952