Show ContentsHingle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hingle surname is an English name with Norse roots, deriving from either of two Old Norse personal names "Ingjaldr," or from "Ingólfr" ‘Ing's wolf’ (Ing was an ancient Germanic fertility god). Some instances of this name in Britain are thought to have evolved from the place name Ingol, in Lancashire, which is named from the Old English personal name Inga with the Old English word "holh," meaning a "hollow," or "depression." Another source claims the name was derived from "a Scandinavian personal name, retained in the designations of Ingleby, Inglesham, Ingleton, Ingoldsthorpe, Ingoldsby, and other parishes and places, lying chiefly in what are called the Danish counties. The Domesday form is Ingaldus. " [1]

Early Origins of the Hingle family

The surname Hingle was first found in either Somerset or Huntingdonshire where the first recordings of the family were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 Edmund Ingold, in Somerset and Cecilia de Ingolde in Huntingdonshire. [2]

Early History of the Hingle family

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Hingle Spelling Variations

The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Hingle include Ingle, Ingall, Ingalls, Ingal, Ingals, Ingull, Ingulls, Inggall, Inggalls, Ingold, Ingolds, Ingles, Ingoll, Ingolls, Ingill and many more.

Early Notables of the Hingle family (pre 1700)

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United States Hingle migration to the United States +

The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Hingle or a variant listed above, including:

Hingle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Hingle, aged 40, who landed in Virginia in 1635 aboard the ship "Assurance" [3]
Hingle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexander M. Hingle, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Harry Hingle, aged 23, who immigrated to Astoria, Long Island, in 1913
  • Alex Hingle, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1914
  • Alex W. Hingle, aged 36, who immigrated to New Orleans, La., in 1922
  • Dorostan Hingle, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hingle (post 1700) +

  • Jerry Hingle (b. 1968), American CEO and Executive Director of Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA)
  • Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle (1924-2009), American stage and screen actor probably best known in recent times for playing Commissioner Gordon in the 1989 film Batman and its three sequels

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook