The Ginkell surname is of uncertain origins, but is thought to be a local
name for someone "of Gingdale."
Early Origins of the Ginkell family
The surname Ginkell was first found in Wiltshire
and Gloucester where they held a family seat
. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time.
Early History of the Ginkell family
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Ginkell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gingell, Gingold, Gingle, Gingen, Ginkell and many more.
Early Notables of the Ginkell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ginkell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gingen, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1646; and other immigrants who settled along the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, and the Carolinas..