The ancestry of the name Indge dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in an area that was referred to as the ing
, which means the meadow
. The name could also have been a batismal name as in son of Inge.
Early Origins of the Indge family
The surname Indge was first found in Leicestershire
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 Indge family
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Indge Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Indge have been found, including Inge, Ing and others.
Early Notables of the Indge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Indge family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Indge, or a variant listed above: Richard Inge settled in Jamaica in 1690; Richard Inge settled in Nevis in 1654.