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Where did the English Ingerson family come from? What is the English Ingerson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ingerson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ingerson family history?

The name Ingerson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the region of Ingersaul. Ingerson 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.


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 Ingerson family name include Ingersoll, Inkersoll, Inkersall, Ingersole and many more.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingerson research. Another 238 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ingerson History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Ingerson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Ingerson surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Ingerson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ingerson, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1665
  • Daniel Ingerson, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

Ingerson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Ingerson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Ingerson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Ingerson, aged 21, a mine labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876


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The Ingerson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ingerson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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