Ringwood Family History

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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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Ringwood Family Origin

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Ringwood Family Occupations

What did your Ringwood ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Carman

  • Carpenter


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

Ringwood Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ringwood Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ringwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ringwood 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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