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.
Early Origins of the Englige family
The surname Englige was first found in Berwickshire
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.
Early History of the Englige family
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Englige Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Englige family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Archibald Inglis (b. circa 1630), an ordained minister, who was Rector of Glasow University from 1686-1689; Sir James Inglis of Cramond, who was created a Baronet
in... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Englige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Englige family to Ireland
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Englige family to the New World and Oceana
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.