The present generation of the Engoldby family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Ingleby,
found in the Derbyshire
, and North Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Engoldby family
The surname Engoldby 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "farmstead or village of a man called Ingjaldr," from the Old Scandinavian (Viking) personal name
+ "by." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Sir Roger de Ingoldsby, founder of the family was lord of the parish of Ingoldsby in 1230. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Engoldby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engoldby research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1622, 1701, 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 Engoldby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Engoldby Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Engoldby include Inglesby, Ingilby, Ingleby, Ingoldesby, Ingoldsby and many more.
Early Notables of the Engoldby family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include General Sir Richard Ingoldsby; Sir Henry Ingoldsby, 1st Baronet
(1622-1701), an English military commander and landowner; Francis Ingoldsby (1615-1681), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1659; Colonel Sir Richard Ingoldsby of Lenborough in Buckinghamshire
(1617-1685), an... Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Engoldby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Engoldby family to Ireland
Some of the Engoldby family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 203 words (14 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 Engoldby family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Engoldby were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.
The Engoldby 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