Ring Name Meaning

English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rings (from Middle English ring, Middle High German rinc, Middle Dutch ring), either to be worn as jewelry or as component parts of chain-mail, harnesses, and other objects. In part it may also have arisen as a nickname for a wearer of a ring. Scandinavian: from ring ‘ring’, probably an ornamental name but possibly applied in the same sense as 3 or 1. German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rink, rinc ‘circle’. Irish (eastern County Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rinn (see Reen).

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


Similar surnames: Rind, Kring, Ing, Rink, King, Bing, Rinn, Ming, Dring, Ringe

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Ring Family Origin

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Ring Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Carman

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

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Between 1940 and 2004, Ring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ring in 1940 was 67, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ring

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