Inglot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Inglot is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name Inglet. The personal name Inglet was originally derived from the Old German word ingel which means angel. [1] As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Inglot family

The surname Inglot was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where William Ingelot, Oxfordshire; and William Hingelot, Norfolk were recorded. [2]

In Somerset, Richard Yugelot (sic), was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [3] Robert Inglot was Rector of Bodham, Norfolk in 1540. [4]

Early History of the Inglot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inglot research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1273, 1273, 1540, 1554, 1621, 1554, 1621, 1621, 1622, 1712 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Inglot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inglot 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. Inglot has been spelled many different ways, including Inglett, Inglet, Inglott, Ingot and others.

Early Notables of the Inglot family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Inglott (1554-1621), English musician who "became organist of Norwich Cathedral. He was noted for his skill as a player on the organ and virginals. His name appears as a composer in the manuscript volume (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) known as ‘Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book,’ but none of his works are now known. He died at Norwich in December 1621, and was buried in the cathedral, where a monument was...
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Migration of the Inglot family

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 Inglots to arrive in North America: members who sailed to North America during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. 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. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print


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