Englesby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Englesby is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire or from Ingleby, found in the Derbyshire, or at Ingleby-Berwick, North Yorkshire. The latter is most interesting. "At the time of the Domesday Survey, the lands here were described with those of Acklam, to which the hamlet pertained, as is implied in the term Berwick: the ancient name of the place was Berewyke-juxta-Tees." [1]

Early Origins of the Englesby family

The surname Englesby was first found in Lincolnshire at Ingoldsby, a small village in the South Kesteven district, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Beltisloe. The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Ingoldesbi. [2]

The place name literally means "farmstead or village of a man called Ingjaldr," from the Old Scandinavian (Viking) personal name + "by." [3]

Sir Roger de Ingoldsby, founder of the family was lord of the parish of Ingoldsby in 1230. [4] The township of Moorhouse in Durham held a special significance to the family. " In the seventeenth century this township was the seat, in succession, of the families of Ingleby and Roper." [1]

Early History of the Englesby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Englesby research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1685, 1622, 1701, 1654, 1656, 1659, 1658, 1660, 1615, 1681, 1654, 1659, 1617, 1685, 1712, 1709, 1710, 1719, 1702, 1710, 1702, 1710, 1434, 1499, 1551, 1586, 1688, 1719, 1603, 1652, 1621, 1682, 1664, 1742, 1705, 1772, 1622, 1701, 1661, 1666, 1695 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Englesby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Englesby Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Englesby were recorded, including Inglesby, Ingilby, Ingleby, Ingoldesby, Ingoldsby and many more.

Early Notables of the Englesby family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Ingoldsby (d. 1685), English regicide, the second son of Sir Richard Ingoldsby of Lenthenborough, Buckinghamshire, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Oliver Cromwell of Hinchinbrook, Huntingdonshire. [5] His younger brother, Sir Henry Ingoldsby, 1st Baronet (1622-1701), was an English military commander and landowner who commanded a regiment in Ireland under Cromwell and Ireton, represented the counties of Kerry, Limerick, and Clare in the parliaments of 1654, 1656, and 1659, and had the singular fortune to be created a Baronet both by the Protector (31 March 1658) and by Charles II (30 Aug. 1660)...
Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Englesby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Englesby family to Ireland

Some of the Englesby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Englesby family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Englesby family emigrate to North America: John Ingoldsby, who arrived in Boston in 1642; Henry Ingoldsby, who came to Pennsylvania in 1682; Mary Inglesby, a bonded passenger who arrived in Virginia in 1741.


Contemporary Notables of the name Englesby (post 1700) +

  • Charles H. Englesby, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 28th District, 1901-02, 1907-08; Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 31st District, 1909-10


The Englesby Motto +

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: Fiducia creat fidem
Motto Translation: Trust creates faith


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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