Ingersoll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Ingersoll date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the region of Ingersaul. Ingersoll is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Ingersoll family

The surname Ingersoll was first found in Derbyshire 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 Ingersoll family

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Ingersoll Spelling Variations

Ingersoll has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Ingersoll have been found, including Ingersoll, Inkersoll, Inkersall, Ingersole and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingersoll family (pre 1700)

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Ingersoll Ranking

In the United States, the name Ingersoll is the 5,194th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Ingersoll migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ingersolls to arrive on North American shores:

Ingersoll Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard and John Ingersoll, who settled in Salem in 1629 having arrived from Bedfordshire
  • Alice, Anne, George, James, Joanna, and Sarah Ingersoll, who settled in Salem in 1629
  • John Ingersoll, who landed in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1658 [2]
Ingersoll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Colin Ingersoll, who settled in Boston in 1765 accompanied by his servants
Ingersoll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • D P Ingersoll, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • S Ingersoll, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ingersoll (post 1700) +

  • Stuart Howe Ingersoll (1898-1983), American vice admiral of the United States Navy, President of the Naval War College and Commandant of Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy
  • Joseph Reed Ingersoll (1786-1868), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1835-1837), United States Minister to the United Kingdom (1852-1853)
  • Robert Stephen Ingersoll (1914-2010), American businessman and politician, United States Deputy Secretary of State (1974-1976), United States Ambassador to Japan (1972-1973)
  • Ebon Clark Ingersoll (1831-1879), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1864-1871)
  • Colin Macrae Ingersoll (1819-1903), American politician, Connecticut Adjutant General (1867-1868)
  • Robert "Bob" Ingersoll (b. 1952), American lawyer and comic book writer, known for his work on Donald Duck, The Green Hornet, House of Mystery, Justice Machine, Mickey Mouse, Moon Knight and Star Trek
  • Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (1833-1899), American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, nicknamed "The Great Agnostic"
  • Jonathan Edwards "Jon" Ingersoll Jr. (b. 1949), American economist, Adrian C. Israel Professor of International Trade and Finance at Yale School of Management
  • Thomas Ingersoll (1749-1812), American-born, Canadian settler in Upper Canada from Westfield, Massachusetts, father of Laura Secord, eponym of Ingersoll, Ontario
  • Jared Ingersoll (1749-1822), American lawyer and statesman from Philadelphia, delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the U.S. Constitution for Pennsylvania
  • ... (Another 42 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  2. ^ 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) on Facebook
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