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When the ancestors of the Ringrose family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Yorkshire. The name is thought to be a combination of the names of two areas, Ringborough and Roos, both of which were held by the same tenant in Chief. Since it was the Norman custom for all but the first son to take the name of the land which the family held it is thought that the name is a rare combined derivation.

Ringrose Early Origins



The surname Ringrose was first found in Yorkshire but the ancient origin of this name is obscure. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
The first on record is John Ringerose who was listed in Norwich in 1259. John Ringros was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland in 1332 and Thomas Ryngotherose was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in the same year. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Stephen Ryngros was Chaplain of St. Mary's in Scarborough in Yorkshire in the year 1582. Conjecturally they may be of Norse origin, from Hringr, but this would date back so far that for all intents and purposes they would have become immersed in the Norman culture. The name, however, seems to have caught the attention and imagination of the first Queen Elizabeth, for she commanded a Hampshire gentleman to adopt the name of Colonel John Ringrose about the same year and bade him journey to Ireland to seek his fortune. The Irish herald, however, claims he was from Yorkshire, and settled in East Clare in the south of Ireland. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 there were two villages in the East Riding of Yorkshire, one Ringborough and the other Roos. Both of these villages were held by a Norman noble and tenant-in-chief, Drogo de Beuvriere, [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and, as it was the custom for junior sons to take the surname of their village, the name may have derived from a combination of these two village names and be directly descended from Drogo Ring-Roos.

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Ringrose Spelling Variations


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Ringrose Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Ringrose has been recorded under many different variations, including Ringrose, Ryngrose, Ryngerose, Ringerose and others.

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Ringrose Early History


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Ringrose Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ringrose research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1686 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Ringrose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ringrose Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ringrose Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Stephen Ryngros, Chaplain of St. Mary's, in Scarborough in Yorkshire. Mention should also be made of the infamous Basil Ringrose (d.1686) the noted buccaneer, navigator, geographer and author. He died during...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ringrose Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ringrose In Ireland


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Ringrose In Ireland



Some of the Ringrose family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 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


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Ringroses were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Ringrose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ringrose, aged 26, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Honoria B Ringrose, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Ringrose Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hyacinte Ringrose, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Wm. H. Ringrose, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Mary Ringrose, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1909
  • James Ernest Ringrose, aged 20, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1910
  • Ellen Ringrose, aged 55, who emigrated to America from Longsight, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ringrose (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ringrose (post 1700)



  • E. Howard Ringrose, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1948-58; Appointed 1948
  • A.E.L. Ringrose, English adventurer in Western Canada from London, England, eponym of Ringrose Peak, a mountain in Alberta and British Columbia
  • Albert Arthur "Bert" Ringrose (1916-1968), English professional footballer
  • William Ringrose (1871-1943), English first-class cricketer, who played fifty seven games for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1901 and 1906
  • John Robert Ringrose (1932-1977), English mathematician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1977, recipient of the Adams Prize in 1962
  • Doug Ringrose (b. 1900), Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

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