|Notes: Elizabeth was supposed to have been Dutch?
|RITTENOUR Origin: German
Spelling variations include: Rittenhause, Rittenhausen, Ritterhausen,
Ritterhause, Rittenhouse, Ritterhouse and many more.
First found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many
branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence
which was envied by the princes of the region.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants
were: Wilhelm Rittenhouse and his brothers Claus and Gerhard, who
emigrated from Wuppertal to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1688; David
Rittenhouse, who came to Pennsylvania in 1777.