Ritter Family History & Genealogy

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Ritter Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Jun 10, 2019

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). 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).

Name Origin

Ritter means "Knight" in German.

Spellings & Pronunciations

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Nationality & Ethnicity

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

Famous People named Ritter

Tex Ritter - country singer
John Ritter - actor (and son of Tex Ritter)

Early Ritters

These are the earliest records we have of the Ritter family.

1793 - 1874
1825 - 1890

Ritter Family Photos

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Ritter Family Members

Ritter Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Ritter Biographies

Jul 14, 1882 - Unknown
Oct 31, 1906 - March 1984
Sep 20, 1952 - May 4, 2009
Mar 19, 1917 - Oct 23, 1999
Apr 29, 1911 - January 1984
Jun 25, 1883 - June 1970
Jul 18, 1892 - November 1971
Apr 7, 1922 - Jan 3, 2001
Feb 16, 1919 - Jun 29, 2010
Feb 15, 1951 - Mar 12, 1997
Dec 11, 1949 - Apr 22, 2008
Jul 9, 1917 - February 1979
Dec 25, 1917 - Jan 16, 2005
Oct 16, 1897 - Mar 12, 1989
Jun 14, 1906 - April 1969
around 1988 - Unknown
around 1951 - Unknown
around 1905  - Sep 26, 1905
Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 9, 1981
around 1904 - Unknown

Ritter Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Ritter family member is 72.1 years old 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

Oldest Ritters

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Oct 1, 1894 - Mar 19, 2005
110 years
Dec 16, 1887 - Dec 21, 1996
109 years
Nov 26, 1886 - Nov 6, 1994
107 years
Apr 19, 1881 - September 1985
104 years
Jul 8, 1894 - Dec 18, 1998
104 years
Mar 14, 1858 - April 1962
104 years
Aug 24, 1887 - Feb 29, 1992
104 years
Jan 16, 1899 - May 19, 2003
104 years
Jun 25, 1894 - Apr 11, 1999
104 years
Jul 21, 1874 - January 1979
104 years

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