Ringel Family History
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