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Ringwood Family History

Ringwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Hampshire. The place name, recorded in 955 as Rimucwuda, is probably from Old English rimuc ‘boundary’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Linwood, Ringland, Hagwood, Redwood, Henwood, Silkwood, Chitwood

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Where is the Ringwood family from?

You can see how Ringwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ringwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ringwood families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 130 Ringwood families living in Norfolk. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ringwood's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Ringwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ringwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ringwood 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 Ringwood. 25% of Ringwood men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Ringwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ringwood were Woodwork Instructor and Incapacitated. .

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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
  • Incapacitated
  • Clerk In Holy Orders
  • Woodwork Instructor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ringwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ringwood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ringwood. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ringwood. For the veterans among your Ringwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ringwood lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ringwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ringwood in 1951 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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