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Pringle Family History

Pringle Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumbria): habitational name from a place near Stow Roxburghshire formerly called Hop(p)ringle from Middle English hop ‘enclosed valley’ + a name of Old Norse origin composed of the byname Prjónn ‘pin peg’ + an unidentified second element.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ringle, Springle, Brindle, Ingle, Dingle, Grindle, Prigge, Single

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Where is the Pringle family from?

You can see how Pringle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pringle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pringle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 924 Pringle families living in Northumberland. This was about 36% of all the recorded Pringle's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Pringle families in 1891.
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What did your Pringle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Pringle. 10% of Pringle men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Pringle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pringle were Horseman On Farm and Domestic Servant. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer
  • Horseman On Farm

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
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Passenger Lists

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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Pringle. For the veterans among your Pringle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pringle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pringle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pringle in 1943 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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