Ringer Family History

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Ringer Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Reinger, Rainger, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’. English: occupational name for a maker of rings (see Ring 1) or for a bell ringer, from Middle English ring(en) ‘to ring’, Old English hringan. German: occupational name for a turner, someone who made objects by rotating them on a lathe or wheel.

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


Similar surnames: Ringel, Winger, Ranger, Ringen, Rinier, Rinker, Ginger, Minger

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Ringer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ringer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ringer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • European Jewish

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Ringer Family Origin

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Ringer Family Occupations

What did your Ringer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ringer. A less common occupation for the Ringer family was Farming. The most common Ringer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Ringer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ringer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ringer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Ringer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ringercensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ringer. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Ringer. For the veterans among your Ringer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ringer Life Expectancy

What is the average Ringer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ringer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ringer in 1945 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ringer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ringer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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