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Ringel Name Meaning

from Middle High German ringel, diminutive of rinc, ring ‘ring’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bone, horn, or ivory rings (see Ring). topographic name for someone who lived in or by a circular plot or settlement, from the same word. metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German ringel ‘tub’.

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


Similar surnames: Riegel, Ringer, Rinkel, Bingel, Lingel, Winkel, Siegel, Singel

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Where is the Ringel family from?

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

What did your Ringel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ringel. 15% of Ringel men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Ringel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ringel were Clerk and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ringel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ringel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ringel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ringel. For the veterans among your Ringel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ringel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ringel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ringel in 1954 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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