William Ringrose

Brief Life History of William

When William Ringrose was born on 22 January 1821, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Ringrose, was 46 and his mother, Ann Anderson, was 25. He married Mary Wood on 9 November 1845, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Coventry Holy Trinity, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 23 February 1890, at the age of 69.

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William Ringrose
Mary Wood
Marriage: 9 November 1845
Sarah Ann Ringrose
Jane Ringrose
Maria Ringrose
Emily Ringrose
Sarah Ringrose
Alice Ringrose
Charles Ringrose
Charlotte Ringrose

Sources (29)

  • William Ringrose, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Ringrose, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Ringrose, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from a Middle English phrase, either ringe (the) rose, where ringe is a verb, or ring on the rose, shortened to ringotherose and ringerose, where ring is a noun. The name may allude to a game similar to quoits. Compare to ring the bull ‘to play a game where participants throw or swing a ring on to a hook fixed upon a wall or target’. Alternatively, it may allude to a singing dance, of a type preserved in the children's singing game ring-a-ring o' roses, where participants hold hands and dance in a circle, falling down at the end of the song. The game is not recorded in England before 1855 but was known in Massachusets c. 1790, and may derive from an adult dance of older date.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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