The Ringar 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.
Early Origins of the Ringar family
The surname Ringar was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
in ancient times.
Early History of the Ringar family
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Ringar Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ringar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ringar family to the New World and Oceana
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.