Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal nameIngebald. The surname Ingelbald referred to the son of Ingebald which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Ingelbald family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Ingelbald family
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Ingelbald Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ingelbald has been spelled many different ways, including Ingelbald, Ingebald, Inchbald, Inchbold and many more.
Early Notables of the Ingelbald family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ingelbald family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ingelbalds to arrive in North America: John Inchboard, who sailed to Maryland in 1669.
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