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Ritter Family History & Genealogy

16,341 biographies and 49 photos with the Ritter last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Ritter family members.
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Ritter Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Aug 04, 2022

Summary

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).

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).

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.

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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.

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