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Origins of the Ritchie surname

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About the Ritchies

We have a total number of 102397 records for people with the last name Ritchie.

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Where do most Ritchies live?

In 1921, most Ritchies lived in North East.


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Interesting facts about Ritchies

How common is your surname?

590th most common surname in the UK

We have 74,400 records for the Ritchie surname. The oldest one dates back to 1595.

Who were Ritchies most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Ritchie first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Margaret
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Ritchies

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ritchies in 1921
Dressmaker

377

Domestic Servant

362

Housekeeper

269

F S

251

Annuitant

192

Common Male occupations for Ritchies in 1921
Fisherman

1,229

Farmer

334

Farm Servant

325

Joiner

311

Coal Miner

309

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