Rinks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Rinks family

The surname Rinks was first found in Norfolk where 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.

Roger Ringstead (died 1366), was Bishop of Bangor, perhaps a native of Ringstead in Norfolk, educated at Cambridge, where he became doctor and professor of theology. [1]

Early History of the Rinks family

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Rinks Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Rinks family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Rinks family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Ring, who settled in Plymouth, MA in 1629; Robert Ring, who arrived in Boston in 1640; Christopher Ring, who settled in New York in 1755; Daniel Ring, a bonded emigrant sent to America in 1757.


Contemporary Notables of the name Rinks (post 1700) +

  • Randy Rinks, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2004, 2008 [2]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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