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Where did the German Ingram family come from? What is the German Ingram family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ingram family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ingram family history?The distinguished Austrian surname Ingram is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Ingram include Ingram, Inngram, Inggram, Ingramm, Ingramme, Inngramme, Inggramme and many more.
First found in Austria, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Hainrich Ingram, who was born in Stockach in 1240, and Niclas Ingram, who was born in the Bohemian town of Eger in 1399.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingram research. Another 324 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1777, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Ingram History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 26 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ingram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ingram or a variant listed above:
Ingram Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Ingram Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Ingram Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Ingram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ingram 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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