Ainge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Ainge is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in an area that was referred to as the ing, which means the meadow by a river. [1] The name could also have been a baptismal name as in son of Inge. [2]

"Ing is an ancient clerical name in [Buckinghamshire]. Roger Inge was rector of Maid's Moreton in 1291; and John Inge was vicar of Stanton - Barry in 1425." [3]

Early Origins of the Ainge family

The surname Ainge was first found in Leicestershire where the first record of the family was found c. 1160 when the Latin form Inga was recorded. This entry may have been a forename but more likely a surname. As a forename, we continue with Inga filia Thoire in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1202 and later Inga of the Hull in the Subsidy Rolls of Warwickshire in 1332.

As a surname, John Ing was found in the Curia Regis Rolls for Gloucestershire in 1212 and later William Ingge was found in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1283. Reginald de Inga was recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Essex in 1162 and later, Ralph de Ging was found in Devon in 1245. [4]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had two listings for the family: John Inge, Oxfordshire; and William Inge, Huntingdonshire. [2] Robert Inge was rector of Salthouse, Norfolk in 1327. [5]

Early History of the Ainge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ainge research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1684, 1753, 1807, 1527, 1528, 1480, 1484, 1488, 1496, 1511 and 1504 are included under the topic Early Ainge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ainge Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ainge has been spelled many different ways, including Inge, Ing and others.

Early Notables of the Ainge family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Hugh Inge or Ynge, (1527-1528) Achbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland, born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire. He became a scholar of Winchester College in 1480, and in 1484 became scholar, and in 1488 fellow, of New College, Oxford, where he graduated in arts and resided until 1496. He travelled in foreign parts, and received the degree of D.D. from a continental university, being incorporated in the same degree at Oxford on 3 April 1511. He...
Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ainge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Ainge migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ainge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Ainge, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
  • Thomas Ainge, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"

Contemporary Notables of the name Ainge (post 1700) +

  • Austin Ainge (b. 1981), American basketball coach, scout, and former collegiate player
  • Erik Douglas Ainge (b. 1986), retired American NFL football quarterback
  • Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge (b. 1959), American basketball executive and retired professional basketball player
  • Simon Christopher Ainge (b. 1988), English footballer from Shipley, West Yorkshire

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Edward Ainge, British Linen Keeper from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  6. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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