When Frederich David Ringel was born on 28 June 1816, in Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, his father, Johann Daniel Ringel, was 42 and his mother, Johanna Hedwig Beck, was 42. He married Catharina Elisabetha Arras on 16 February 1845, in Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Bavaria, Germany in 1816. He died on 12 April 1885, in Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, at the age of 68.
South German: from Middle High German ringel, a diminutive of rinc, ring ‘ring’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bone, horn, or ivory rings (see Ring ). Compare Ringle .
South German: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a circular plot or settlement, from the same word.
German: metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German ringel ‘tub’.