Early Origins of the Ritenour family
The surname Ritenour was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from early times. The family name Ritenour 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.
Early History of the Ritenour family
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Ritenour Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ritenour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ritenour family to Ireland
Some of the Ritenour family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ritenour family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Rutter settled in New England
in 1638; Thomas Rutter arrived in Barbados in 1635; Daniel Rutter settled in Barbados in 1685; Thomas Rutter arrived in Maryland in 1716.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ritenour (post 1700)
- Lee Mack Ritenour (b. 1952), American Echo Award winning jazz guitarist
The Ritenour 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: Melitae amor
Motto Translation: Love of Malta.