Riter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Riter family

The surname Riter was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times. The family name Riter appeared on the early census rolls taken by the Kings of Britain, shortly after the Norman invasion, to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Riter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riter research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1775, 1687, 1730, 1720, 1727, 1635, 1698, 1775, 1723, 1724, 1687, 1730, 1719 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Riter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Riter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rutter, Ruttery, Rutty and others.

Early Notables of the Riter family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Rutty (1697-1775) a Dublin Quaker physician and naturalist born in Melksham, Wiltshire; and his cousin, William Rutty M.D. (1687-1730) was an English physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 30 June 1720 and later became second secretary 30 November 1727. John Rutter ( fl. 1635), was an English poet who belonged to Ben Jonson's latest circle of friends...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Riter migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mekell Riter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Phill Joel Riter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • George Riter, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1745 [1]

Riter migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Riter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Hyronimus Riter U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Riter (post 1700)

  • Franklin Riter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1948, 1952 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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