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Ritchie Surname Origin
(Oritin Scottish) Nickname for Richard or Rich
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Ritchie Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Ritchie family history than the origin of your surname:
A Ritchie Family History Thought:
'If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.' --Nicholas Boileau