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Ringgold Early Origins



The surname Ringgold was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Ringstead, held by Norman noble Roger de Evreux as an under tenant also at Great Bircham and Old Buckenham in that same county who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Roger held from William de Scohies who was tenant in chief. Roger was the son of Comte de Evreux, who was the son of Richard 1, Duke of Normandy.

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Ringgold Spelling Variations


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Ringgold Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ringstead, Ringsted, Ring, Wring and others.

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Ringgold Early History


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Ringgold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ringgold research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1284, and 1299 are included under the topic Early Ringgold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ringgold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ringgold Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ringgold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ringgold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Y Ringgold, who landed in Maryland in 1850
  • W Ringgold, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ringgold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ringgold (post 1700)



  • Sean Ringgold (b. 1977), American actor and former bodyguard
  • Faith Ringgold (b. 1930), African-American artist, best known for her story quilts
  • Rear Admiral Cadwalader Ringgold (1802-1867), American officer in the United States Navy who served in the United States Exploring Expedition, son of Samuel Ringgold, eponym of the USS Ringgold (DD-89), a Wickes-class destroyer and the USS Ringgold (DD-500), a Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Samuel Ringgold (1770-1829), American Democratic-Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1810 to 1821
  • Samuel B. Ringgold (1796-1846), American artillery officer in the United States Army, the "Father of Modern Artillery", he died from wounds received at the Battle of Palo Alto, son of Samuel Ringgold
  • Samuel Ringgold (1770-1829), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State Senate, 1801-05; County Judge in Maryland, 1806-10, 1822-26; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1810-15, 1817-21
  • Roger R. Ringgold, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1944
  • John Ringgold, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1837
  • James G. Ringgold, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, 1828-31
  • Charles W. Ringgold, American Republican politician, Postmaster at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1873-75
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Ringgold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ringgold Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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