Ingall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Ingall 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 Ingall family

The surname Ingall 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 Ingall family

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Ingall Spelling Variations

Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Ingall has been spelled Ingle, Ingall, Ingalls, Ingal, Ingals, Ingull, Ingulls, Inggall, Inggalls, Ingold, Ingolds, Ingles, Ingoll, Ingolls, Ingill and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingall family (pre 1700)

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United States Ingall migration to the United States +

The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Ingall or a variant listed above, including:

Ingall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Ingall, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798

Australia Ingall migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ingall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Fred Ingall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ingall (post 1700) +

  • Russell Ingall (b. 1964), Australian V8 Supercar driver
  • Brigadier Francis Ingall (1908-1992), British Army Officer, who received the Distinguished Service Order for his role in the Italian Campaign, World War II
  • James Ingall Wedgwood (1883-1951), the first Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church

Suggested Readings for the name Ingall +

  • 4598 The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America by Charles Burleigh, Saundersville, an English Settlement in Vanderburgh County by Ken McCutchan.

  1. ^ Lowe, 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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from on Facebook
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