Ingelfield is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Englefield,
a parish in Berkshire, six miles from Reading.
Early Origins of the Ingelfield family
The surname Ingelfield was first found in Berkshire, at Englefield, a village and civil parish, best known as the site of The Battle of Englefield on 31 December 870 between the Anglo-Saxons
, under Æthelwulf, Ealdorman of Berkshire, and the Danes, which resulted in a resounding victory for the Saxons
. Englefield House has been the ancestral home of the Englefield family, since the time of King Edgar, Edgar the Peaceful (943-975.)
Early History of the Ingelfield family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingelfield research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1455, 1514, 1522, 1596, 1st , 1561, 1631, 1656, 1665, 1678, 1670 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Ingelfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ingelfield 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 Ingelfield family name include Englefield, Englefeld, Englesfield and others.
Early Notables of the Ingelfield family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas Englefield (Inglefield) (ca. 1455-1514), probably from Englefield, Berkshire, Speaker of the House of Commons; his son, Sir Francis Englefield (c.1522-1596), an English courtier and Roman Catholic exile; Sir Francis Englefield, 1st... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ingelfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ingelfield family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Ingelfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Charles Englefield who arrived in New York State in 1832.