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Ritter Genealogy & History

Ritter is an Anglo-Saxon surname with two origins. First, from the Old German ridere, from ridan, meaning to ride, used as an occupational surname for a mounted warrior, or knight. In England, knight came to describe the soldier, and rider/ryder was for people who rode to deliver messages. It also comes from the Old German ried or ryd, meaning a clearing in a forest, and used with the suffix -er to denote people living near one. Ritter family history starts with Thomas le Rider, noted in the Assize Court Rolls of Yorkshire in 1204. Ritter genealogy lays claim to former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and actor John Ritter.


Ritter Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Charlene Ritter-- --, 1926September 8,1990MO
B Clifford Ritter-- --, 1912December 29,1992NC
C Marshall Ritter-- --, 1923January 3,2009KY
D Herbert Ritter-- --, 1929April 9,1988PA

Ritter Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Alberta Ritter-- --, 1924April 15,2006Hughesville,PA
F Thomas Ritter-- --, 1913December 19,2002Knoxville,TN
G Gordon Ritter-- --, 1917August 28,1992Sarasota,FL
H Lester Ritter-- --, 1911January 3,2002Lewisburg,PA

Ritter Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Edwin RitterDenise MacneilageJune 1,1991Wake, NC
Roland RitterLizzie WorthySeptember 15,1947Wake, NC
Howard RitterRuth WoleslagelAugust 2,1960Wake, NC
Timothy RitterDeborah CookJuly 21,1979Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Ritter

767th: Fritz768th: Valdez
769th: Giles770th: Herring
771st: Lutz772nd: Good
773rd: Kuhn774th: Frye
775th: Best776th: Rosenberg

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