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Ringe Family History

Ringe Name Meaning

from a Germanic personal name based on hring ‘ring’. nickname from Middle High German ringe ‘small’, ‘light’, ‘agile’.

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


Similar surnames: Ringle, Ringer, Ring, Range, Ringel, Ringen, Winge, Rinker, Rinne

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Where is the Ringe family from?

You can see how Ringe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ringe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ringe families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Ringe families living in Vermont. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ringe's in the USA. Vermont had the highest population of Ringe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ringe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ringe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ringe. 23% of Ringe men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Ringe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ringe were Mechanic and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ringe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ringe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ringe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ringe. For the veterans among your Ringe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ringe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ringe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ringe in 1956 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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