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Ring Family History

Ring Name Meaning
English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rings (from Middle English ring, Middle High German rinc, Middle Dutch ring), either to be worn as jewelry or as component parts of chain-mail, harnesses, and other objects. In part it may also have arisen as a nickname for a wearer of a ring.Scandinavian: from ring ‘ring’, probably an ornamental name but possibly applied in the same sense as 3 or 1.German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rink, rinc ‘circle’.Irish (eastern County Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn (see Reen).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Ring Families

  • Number of Ring families
     174 - 346
     59 - 173
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ring families
     230 - 458
     77 - 229
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ring families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ring Family Origin

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Ring Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ring

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Ring Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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