Origins Available: English
The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Inglee come from its first bearer, who was a Englishman
, so nicknamed for a person from England
. The name Inglee comes from the Old English word "Englisc," originally used to describe the Angles as distinct from the Saxons
. One document in referrring to a raid in 1541, mentions the attacking party were 'to the number of fifty-two Inglimen
. The name was probably used to refer to "Non Welsh" in the border counties in that region, "Non-Celtic Scot" in the Scottish- England
borderlands, and "Non-Dane" in the Danelaw regions.
Early Origins of the Inglee family
The surname Inglee was first found in Berwickshire
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 Inglee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inglee research.Another 422 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1171, 1205, 1208, 1269, 1296, 1402, 1452, 1478, 1564, 1630, 1686, 1687, 1689, 1734, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Inglee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Inglee Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Inglee has been spelled many different ways, including Inglis, Inglish, Inglys, English, Englys and others.
Early Notables of the Inglee family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Archibald Inglis (b. circa 1630), an ordained minister, who was Rector of Glasow University from 1686-1689; Sir James Inglis of Cramond, who was created a Baronet
in... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Inglee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Inglee family to Ireland
Some of the Inglee family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 160 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Inglee family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Inglees to arrive in North America: Mary Inglish, who settled in Barbados in 1635; George Inglis, who came to Maryland in 1664; Thomas Inglish, who settled in New York in 1775; James Inglis, who was banished to the colonies, arriving in Boston in 1652.