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Rings Family History

Rings Name Meaning

English and German: variant of Ring 1. Perhaps a Rhenish short form of the Latin personal name Quirinus.

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


Similar surnames: Ring, Krings, Frings, Ringe, Pinks, Ris, Zins, Riggs, Rinn, Mingo

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Where is the Rings family from?

You can see how Rings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rings families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Rings families living in Quebec. This was about 63% of all the recorded Rings's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Rings families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rings surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rings ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rings. 23% of Rings men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Rings women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rings were Salesman and Operator.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    21%
  • Office Clerk
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rings 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Rings. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Rings lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rings in 1962 was 72, and 74 in 2004.

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