Ingle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Ingle surname is an English name with Norse roots, deriving from either of two Old Norse personal names "Ingjaldr," or from "Ingólfr" ‘Ing's wolf’ (Ing was an ancient Germanic fertility god). Some instances of this name in Britain are thought to have evolved from the place name Ingol, in Lancashire, which is named from the Old English personal name Inga with the Old English word "holh," meaning a "hollow," or "depression." Another source claims the name was derived from "a Scandinavian personal name, retained in the designations of Ingleby, Inglesham, Ingleton, Ingoldsthorpe, Ingoldsby, and other parishes and places, lying chiefly in what are called the Danish counties. The Domesday form is Ingaldus. " [1]

Early Origins of the Ingle family

The surname Ingle was first found in either Somerset or Huntingdonshire where the first recordings of the family were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 Edmund Ingold, in Somerset and Cecilia de Ingolde in Huntingdonshire. [2]

Early History of the Ingle family

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Ingle Spelling Variations

Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Ingle include Ingle, Ingall, Ingalls, Ingal, Ingals, Ingull, Ingulls, Inggall, Inggalls, Ingold, Ingolds, Ingles, Ingoll, Ingolls, Ingill and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingle family (pre 1700)

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United States Ingle migration to the United States +

In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Ingle name:

Ingle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jane Ingle, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [3]
  • Henry Ingle, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 [3]
  • William Ingle, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [3]
Ingle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Casper Ingle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [3]
  • Lawrence Ingle, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763 [3]
  • George Ingle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [3]
Ingle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John U Ingle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817 [3]
  • Rodolph Ingle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817 [3]
  • Moses Ingle, who settled in Baltimore in 1823
  • Frances Ingle, aged 3, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [3]
  • Mary Ingle, aged 10, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Ingle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ingle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Caroline Ingle, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Australia Ingle migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ingle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Ingle, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ingle (post 1700) +

  • John Ingle (b. 1928), American actor, best known for his work on General Hospital
  • Douglas Lloyd "Doug" Ingle (b. 1946), American organist, vocalist and primary composer for the band Iron Butterfly
  • John Stuart Ingle (b. 1933), American contemporary realist artist
  • Ernest Jansen "Red" Ingle (1906-1965), American musician, singer and writer, arranger, cartoonist and caricaturist
  • Miss Charlotte Jane Ingle M.V.O., British Executive Assistant to the Private Secretary to the Duke of Cambridge, was appointed the Member of the Royal Victorian Order on 8th June 2018 [5]
  • Brendan Ingle MBE (1940-2018), Irish boxing trainer, manager and former professional middleweight boxer
  • Ronald R. Ingle, former President & Chancellor of Coastal Carolina University
  • Charles Ingle, born Auguste Chevalier, English composer
  • Reginald Addington "Reggie" Ingle (1903-1992), English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Somerset
  • Rt Rev George Ernest Ingle (1895-1964), English Anglican Suffragan Bishop, Bishop of Fulham (1949-1956) and Bishop of Willesden (1956-1964)


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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