Dring Family History

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Dring Name Meaning

English: from Old Norse drengr ‘young man’, but with more than one possible interpretation. It may reflect the personal name (originally a byname) of this form, which had some currency in the most Scandinavian-influenced areas of medieval England. Alternatively it may reflect the Middle English borrowing of the vocabulary word in the sense ‘servant’, later a technical term of the feudal system of Northumbria for a free tenant who held land by military and agricultural service, sometimes paying rent as well or in commutation.

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

Similar surnames: Ring, Pring, Darling, Kring, Daring, Goring, Ming, Krings, Dilg

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Dring Family Origin

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Dring Family Occupations

What did your Dring ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dring occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Dring's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dring. A less common occupation for the Dring family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter


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Dring Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Dring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dring census 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dring. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dring. For the veterans among your Dring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dring Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dring in 1962 was 77, and 66 in 2004.

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