In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Ingelane surname lived in a meadow beside water. The surname Ingelane originally derived from the Old English word Engelond
which referred to a meadow beside a rushing river.
As such, the surname is topographic; that is, a name derived from a geographical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Ingelane family
The surname Ingelane was first found in Norfolk
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 Ingelane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingelane research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Ingelane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ingelane Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Ingelane are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ingelane include: England
, Englund, Englend and others.
Early Notables of the Ingelane family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir George England; and Edward England
(died 1721), born Edward Seegar in Ireland
, a famous African coast and Indian Ocean... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ingelane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ingelane family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ingelane or a variant listed above: John England
who was one of the founders of Charlestown Massachusetts in 1620; and another John England
settled in Virginia in 1622; Humphrey England
and his son settled in Virginia in 1636..