Rengger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Rengger surname in England is thought to have arisen from two distinct sources. It evolved from the Norman personal name Reinger, or Rainger, which is composed of the Germanic elements "ragin," meaning "advice," and "ger," meaning a "spear." It also evolved from Old English "hringanas," meaning "a ring" and from the Middle English "ringen," meaning "to ring," an occupational name for a maker of rings, or perhaps for a bell ringer. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Rengger family

The surname Rengger was first found in Suffolk where Hugo le Ringere was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1207. Richard le Wringar was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327. [3] Richard Renger was lord Mayor of London (1222-1226) and again in 1238.

Early History of the Rengger family

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Rengger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ring, Ringer, Ringere, Rynger and others.

Early Notables of the Rengger family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Rengger family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Ringer, who arrived in Maryland in 1774; and Andrew Ringer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819.



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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