The origins of the Ingghan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Ingham
. Ingghan is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other 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 Ingghan family
The surname Ingghan was first found in Norfolk
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 Ingghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingghan research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1287 and 1344 are included under the topic Early Ingghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ingghan Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ingghan were recorded, including Ingham, Hugham, Inghem, Ingam and others.
Early Notables of the Ingghan family (pre 1700)
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ingghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ingghan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ingghan family emigrate to North America: Richard Ingam settled in New England
in 1703; Ben Ingham settled in Georgia in 1735; Joseph and William Ingham arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.