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Origins Available: Borderlands, English


The origins of the Inglis surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a Englishman, so nicknamed for a person from England. The name Inglis 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.

Inglis Early Origins



The surname Inglis was first found in Berwickshire, Scotland 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.

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Inglis Spelling Variations


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Inglis 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. Inglis has been spelled many different ways, including Inglis, Inglish, Inglys, English, Englys and others.

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Inglis Early History


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Inglis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inglis 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 Inglis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Inglis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Inglis Early Notables (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 Inglis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Inglis In Ireland


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Inglis In Ireland



Some of the Inglis 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ingliss to arrive in North America:

Inglis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Inglis, who was banished to the colonies, arriving in Boston in 1652
  • Patrick Inglis, who arrived in Boston in 1652
  • George Inglis, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Mary Inglis, who landed in Maryland in 1664
  • George Inglis, who came to Maryland in 1664

Inglis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Inglis, who arrived in Boston in 1746
  • Charles Inglis, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1759
  • Janet Inglis, who arrived in America in 1760

Inglis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Inglis, aged 21, arrived in America in 1822
  • David Inglis, who landed in Michigan in 1845
  • James Inglis, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Ann Inglis, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Margaret Inglis, who arrived in America in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Inglis Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Inglis, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • John Inglis, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Inglis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Inglis, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Inglis, a shoemaker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Inglis, a upholsterer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Inglis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • Janet Inglis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Inglis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Inglis landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Glenborvis
  • John Inglis landed in Manawatu, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Inglis landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • R. Inglis arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenbervie" in 1840
  • John Inglis arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agra" in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Inglis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Inglis (post 1700)



  • John Chris Inglis (b. 1954), Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
  • William White "Billy" Inglis (1894-1968), Scottish footballer
  • Major General Lindsay Merritt Inglis CB, CBE, DSO & Bar, MC, ED (1894-1966), New Zealand military leader, lawyer and magistrate
  • John Inglis, Canadian founder of John Inglis and Company in 1913 which made weapons for the British military forces during the World War II era, then became a major appliance company, now owned by Whirlpool Canada
  • Anthony Inglis (1813-1884), Scottish journeyman blacksmith, engineer and shipbuilder, co-founder of A & J Inglis, Ltd, a shipbuilding firm in Glasgow in 1862
  • Mark Joseph Inglis ONZM (b. 1959), New Zealand mountaineer, researcher, winemaker and motivational speaker
  • Brian Inglis (b. 1969), German-born, British composer
  • Sir James Charles Inglis (1851-1911), British civil engineer
  • Greg Inglis (b. 1987), Australian professional rugby player
  • Elsie Inglis (1864-1917), innovative Scottish doctor and suffragist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm

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  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Inglis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Inglis 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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