Ingate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Ingate came from the baptismal name Inglet. The personal name Inglet was originally derived from the Old German word ingel which means angel. [1] As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Ingate family

The surname Ingate was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where William Ingelot, Oxfordshire; and William Hingelot, Norfolk were recorded. [2]

In Somerset, Richard Yugelot (sic), was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [3] Robert Inglot was Rector of Bodham, Norfolk in 1540. [4]

Early History of the Ingate family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingate research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1273, 1273, 1540, 1554, 1621, 1554, 1621, 1621, 1622, 1712 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Ingate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ingate Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ingate family name include Inglett, Inglet, Inglott, Ingot and others.

Early Notables of the Ingate family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Inglott (1554-1621), English musician who "became organist of Norwich Cathedral. He was noted for his skill as a player on the organ and virginals. His name appears as a composer in the manuscript volume (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) known as ‘Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book,’ but none of his works are now known. He died at Norwich in December 1621, and was buried in the cathedral, where a monument was...
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United States Ingate migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ingate surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Ingate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Ingate, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1871 [5]


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. 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. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  5. ^ 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)


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