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Ringen Family History

Ringen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the Germanic personal names Reingard or Reingoud, based on ragin ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. Norwegian: habitational name from Ringen, a common farm name in southeastern Norway, from Old Norse ringr ‘ring’, ‘circle’ describing a feature of the landscape, such as a lake.

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


Similar surnames: Ringer, Bingen, Ringe, Regen, Lingen, Ringle, Tingen, Ricken, Ringel

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Where is the Ringen family from?

You can see how Ringen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ringen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ringen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Ringen families living in Missouri. This was about 49% of all the recorded Ringen's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Ringen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ringen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ringen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ringen. 35% of Ringen men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ringen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ringen were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ringen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ringen 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 906 immigration records available for the last name Ringen. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ringen. For the veterans among your Ringen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ringen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ringen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ringen in 1957 was 36, and 89 in 2004.

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