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Ritchie Early Origins



The surname Ritchie was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Ritchie Spelling Variations


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Ritchie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacRitchie, Ritchie, MacRichie and others.

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Ritchie Early History


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Ritchie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ritchie research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ritchie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ritchie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ritchie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ritchie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ritchie In Ireland


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Ritchie In Ireland



Some of the Ritchie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ritchie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Ritchie, who came to New Jersey in 1685
  • Alexander Ritchie, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685
  • James Ritchie, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Ritchie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander and Sarah Ritchie, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1736
  • Robert Ritchie, who arrived in Boston in 1758
  • Peter Ritchie, who settled in Philadelphia in 1765
  • Archibald Ritchie, who landed in Virginia in 1770
  • Craig Ritchie, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ritchie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ritchie, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Eliz Ritchie, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Sally Ritchie, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Jane Ritchie, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Nelly Ritchie, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ritchie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Andrew George Ritchie Sr., U.E. (b. 1760) born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from Massachusetts, USA who settled in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 he served in the Loyal American Association, married to Elizabeth Card having 7 children, he died in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Andrew Stirling Ritchie U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. James Ritchie U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. John Ritchie U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Ritchie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Ritchie, aged 47, a blacksmith, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Janet Ritchie, aged 42, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • John Ritchie, aged 21, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Janet Ritchie, aged 19, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Marion Ritchie, aged 17, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ritchie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Ritchie, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • John Ritchie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849
  • J. Ritchie arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • James Ritchie, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • Margaret Ritchie, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ritchie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Ritchie, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Thomas Ritchie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • John Ritchie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Margaret Ritchie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • William Ritchie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ritchie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ritchie (post 1700)



  • Jay Seay Ritchie (1935-2016), American right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1964 to 1968
  • Jean Ritchie (1922-2015), American folk music singer, songwriter
  • Brigadier-General William Ludlow Ritchie (1902-1980), American Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic & Mediterranean (1948-1949)
  • Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (1941-2011), American computer scientist awarded the Turing Award in 1983 and the National Medal of Technology for 1998
  • Michael Brunswick Ritchie (1938-2001), American film director
  • Edward Samuel Ritchie (1814-1895), American inventor and physicist
  • C. S. Ritchie, American politician, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas, 1947-48
  • Byron Foster Ritchie (1853-1928), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1893-95
  • Albert Cabell Ritchie (1876-1936), American Democrat politician, Maryland State Attorney General, 1915-19; Governor of Maryland, 1920-35; Defeated, 1934; Candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924, 1932
  • Albert Ritchie, American Democrat politician, Law professor; Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention, 1867; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1888
  • ... (Another 41 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ritchie Historic Events


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Ritchie Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas B Ritchie (b. 1919), Scottish Electrical Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. James S Ritchie (b. 1917), English Petty Officer Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Hartlepool, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William Joss Ritchie, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Ritchie


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Suggested Readings for the name Ritchie



  • Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Diehl and Margaretha Ritchey, his Wife, of Loudpoun County, Va. and Bedford County, Pa., 1740-1828.
  • Descendants of Isaac Ritchie of Virginia by Vergie Ruth Carr Lantz.
  • Singing Family of the Cumberlands by Jean Ritchie.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutue acquiritur honos
Motto Translation: Honour is aquired by virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Ritchie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ritchie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 16:54.

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