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Where did the English Ingram family come from? What is the English 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?
Although the name, Ingram, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Ingram, Ingraham, Ingrome, Ingrum and others.
First found in Northumberland at Ingram, a small village in the Cheviots on the River Breamish. The first listing of the village was in 1242 when it was listed as Angerham and literally meant "homestead or enclosure with grassland," having derived from the Old English words anger + ham.  Alternatively, the name could have been a variant of the Latin name Ingelramus, an ancient personal name which was also listed as Ingelram and Ingerham. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingram research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1142, 1620, 1666, 1663, 1668, 1666, 1702, 1686, 1714, 1688, 1721, 1715, 1717, 1715, 1721, 1689, 1736, 1715, 1721, 1691, 1761, 1721, 1736, 1694, 1763 and are included under the topic Early Ingram History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 187 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ingram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Ingram family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ingram family name Ingram, or who bore a variation of the surname were
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 motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Magnanimus esto
Motto Translation: Be great of mind.
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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