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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Englige. It was given to a Englishman, so nicknamed for a person from England. The name Englige comes from the Old English word "Englisc," originally used to describe the Angles as distinct from the Saxons. One document in referrring to a raid in 1541, mentions the attacking party were 'to the number of fifty-two Inglimen. The name was probably used to refer to "Non Welsh" in the border counties in that region, "Non-Celtic Scot" in the Scottish- England borderlands, and "Non-Dane" in the Danelaw regions.
The surname Englige was first found in Berwickshire, Scotland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Englige has appeared include Inglis, Inglish, Inglys, English, Englys and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Englige research. Another 422 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1171, 1205, 1208, 1269, 1296, 1402, 1452, 1478, 1564, 1630, 1686, 1687, 1689, 1734, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Englige History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Englige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Englige family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Englige arrived in North America very early: Mary Inglish, who settled in Barbados in 1635; George Inglis, who came to Maryland in 1664; Thomas Inglish, who settled in New York in 1775; James Inglis, who was banished to the colonies, arriving in Boston in 1652.
The Englige Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Englige 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.
This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:42.