Inge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Inge comes from when the family resided in an area that was referred to as the ing, which means the meadow. The name could also have been a baptismal name as in son of Inge.
Early Origins of the Inge family
The surname Inge 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.
Important Dates for the Inge family
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Inge Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Inge has been recorded under many different variations, including Inge, Ing and others.
Early Notables of the Inge family (pre 1700)
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Inge migration to the United States
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Inge or a variant listed above:
Inge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Inge, who settled in Nevis in 1654
- Jane Inge, who landed in Maryland in 1665 
- Richard Inge, who settled in Jamaica in 1690
Inge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Vincing Inge, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 
Inge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- J. M. P. Inge, who settled in America, in 1903
- Ceila Inge, aged 47, who landed in America from Halling, England, in 1907
- George Inge, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from Taversham, England, in 1907
- Harry Inge, aged 47, who landed in America from Halling, England, in 1907
- Karl Inge, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1924
Inge migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Inge Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Alice Inge, aged 43, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1916
Contemporary Notables of the name Inge (post 1700)
- William Motter Inge (1913-1973), American playwright and novelist awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
- M Thomas Inge, American author and authority on popular culture and comic art history
- Charles Brandon Inge (b. 1977), American Major League Baseball third baseman for the Detroit Tigers
- Very Revernd William Ralph Inge (1860-1954), English author, Anglican priest, and professor of divinity at Cambridge
- Field Marshal Peter Anthony Inge KG, GCB, PC, DL (b. 1935), British Baron Inge, Chief of the General Staff (1992-1994) and Chief of the Defence Staff (1994-1997)
- Ruth Inge Hardison (1914-2016), African American sculptor, artist, and photographer, best known for her 1960s busts entitled "Negro Giants in History"
- Armistead Inge Selden Jr. (1921-1985), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama
- Jan Inge Sorbo (b. 1954), Norwegian philologist, author and poet
- Armistead Inge Selden Jr. (1921-1985), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, 1974-79; New Zealand, 1974-79; Tonga, 1974-79; Western Samoa, 1974-79 
- Inge Johannes Tjernes Johansen (1928-2018), Norwegian electrical engineer and academician, Rector of the Norwegian Institute of Technology (1976–1984)
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html