When John Boring was born in 1823, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Nicholas Levens Boring, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Rardin, was 23. He married Mariah Harrell on 23 December 1854, in Daviess, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Veale Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died about 31 December 1865, in Daviess, Indiana, United States, at the age of 43.
German: very rare variant, or an Americanized form, of Bohring or Böhring, patronymics from a short form of an Old Slavic personal name composed with the element bor ‘to fight’ (see Bora 1), or topographic names from Slavic bor ‘pine tree’.
Possibly an altered form of Irish Boran .