Ingerthrop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Ingerthrop family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Ingerthrop comes from when the family lived in the village of Ingoldisthorpe which was recorded in the Domesday survey as the site of two mills, a fishery and a salt-house. The family also lived in Yorkshire, where the name was associated with the village of Ingthorpe which was held in 1086 by Roger le Poitevin.

Early Origins of the Ingerthrop family

The surname Ingerthrop was first found in Norfolk at Ingolisthorpe, a village and civil parish in the union of Docking, hundred of Smithdon. The village was listed as Torp in the Domesday Book of 1086 [1] but by 1203 the village was known as Ingaldestorp. [2] The place name literally means "outlying farmstead or hamlet of a man called Ingjaldr," from the Old Scandinavian (Viking) personal name + "thorp." [2] St Michael's church consists of a nave, chancel, and aisles, with a tower and a Norman font. [3]

Important Dates for the Ingerthrop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingerthrop research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1199, 1216, 1283 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Ingerthrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ingerthrop Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ingerthrop has appeared include Inglethorpe, Inglethorp, Ingelthorpe, Ingelthorp, Ingoldthorpe, Ingoldthorp, Ingoldesthorpe, Ingthorpe, Ingthorp, Ingerthorpe, Ingerthorp, Ingaldthorpe, Ingaldthorp, Ingaldsthorpe and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingerthrop family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Ingerthrop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ingerthrop family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ingerthrop arrived in North America very early: William Inglethorpe, who arrived in Barbados in 1679; and Thomas Inglethorpe, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1738.

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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