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The history of the Ringle family begins in the Boernician tribes of ancient Scotland. The Ringle family lived in a place near Stow Roxburghshire, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Ringle is a habitation name, a category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The place name comes from the Old English word hop which referred to an "enclosed valley," and Prjónn, an Old Norse name comprised of components which mean peg and ravine. Thus, the original bearer of the surname came from an area noted for an enclosed valley or a ravine.

Ringle Early Origins



The surname Ringle was first found in Roxburghshire, where the first Chief on record was Robert de Hoppryngil who witnessed a deed by King Alexander III of Scotland in 1250 A.D. Forty-six years later, Ellys Obringkel was Bishop of St. Andrews, and rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. His seal bore a hunting horn. About this time they acquired the Clan territories near Stow and they became close allies of the Black Douglases.

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Ringle Spelling Variations


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Ringle Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Ringle has been spelled Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.

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Ringle Early History


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Ringle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ringle research. Another 664 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1368, 1406, 1450, 1455, 1485, 1707, 1789, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Ringle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ringle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ringle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Robert Pringle of Stitchill. Sir John Pringle (1707-82), Scottish physician and reformer, doctor to the Royal Family including King George III, the...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ringle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ringle In Ireland


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Ringle In Ireland



Some of the Ringle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence those who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North Ameri ca. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Ringle or a variant listed above:

Ringle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Ringle, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Jacob Ringle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ringle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ringle (post 1700)



  • Oscar L. Ringle, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Wausau, Wisconsin, 1937-45
  • Joshua Ringle, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956
  • John Ringle Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936, 1940
  • Bartholomew Ringle (1814-1881), American politician, Mayor of Wausau, Wisconsin, 1876-77

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ringle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ringle 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 January 2016 at 11:25.

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