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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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    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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