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Origins of the Ring surname

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About the Rings

We have a total number of 22396 records for people with the last name Ring.

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Where do most Rings live?

In 1921, most Rings lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Rings

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 13,000 records for the Ring surname. The oldest one dates back to 1477.

Who were Rings most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Rings.

What are the most common Ring first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Ring family members

Common jobs for Rings

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Rings in 1921
Dressmaker

59

Laundress

58

House Servant

48

Widow

43

Domestic Servant

42

Common Male occupations for Rings in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

114

Carpenter

81

General Labourer

79

Carman

42

Farm Labourer

38

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