Inglish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Inglish is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a Englishman, so nicknamed for a person from England. The name Inglish 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 Inglish family

The surname Inglish 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.

Important Dates for the Inglish family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inglish research. Another 237 words (17 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 Inglish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inglish 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 Inglish were recorded, including Inglis, Inglish, Inglys, English, Englys and others.

Early Notables of the Inglish 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...
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Migration of the Inglish family to Ireland

Some of the Inglish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inglish migration to the United States

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 Inglish family emigrate to North America:

Inglish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Inglish, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Mary Inglish, aged 17, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • William Inglish, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1652 [1]
  • Katherine Inglish, who landed in Maryland in 1677 [1]
  • Richard Inglish, who landed in Maryland in 1677 [1]
Inglish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Inglish, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • John Inglish, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Thomas Inglish, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Thomas Inglish, who settled in New York in 1775

Contemporary Notables of the name Inglish (post 1700)

  • Doug Inglish, American celebrity and portrait photographer
  • Chuck Inglish (b. 1984), stage name of Evan Ingersoll, an American rapper, one half of the Hip-hop duo The Cool Kids

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  1. ^ 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)
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