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Ringeisen Name Meaning

German: from a compound of Low German ringen ‘to circle’ + Eisen ‘iron’, probably a journeyman’s nickname for a smith who made ring bolts, or perhaps an unflattering occupational name for a forger, from Middle High German ringe ‘small’, ‘little’ (in quality) + isan ‘iron’.

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


Similar surnames: Findeisen, Danzeisen, Geiser, Leisen, Rindels, Ringler, Ringen

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Where is the Ringeisen family from?

You can see how Ringeisen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ringeisen family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Ringeisen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Ringeisen family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Ringeisen's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ringeisen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ringeisen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ringeisen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ringeisen. 29% of Ringeisen men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Ringeisen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ringeisen were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Caretaker
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • House Servant
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ringeisen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ringeisen 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 260 immigration records available for the last name Ringeisen. 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 679 military records available for the last name Ringeisen. For the veterans among your Ringeisen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ringeisen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ringeisen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ringeisen in 1941 was 35, and 86 in 2004.

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