Show ContentsIngold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Ingold family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire or from Ingleby, found in the Derbyshire, or at Ingleby-Berwick, North Yorkshire. The latter is most interesting. "At the time of the Domesday Survey, the lands here were described with those of Acklam, to which the hamlet pertained, as is implied in the term Berwick: the ancient name of the place was Berewyke-juxta-Tees." 1

Early Origins of the Ingold family

The surname Ingold was first found in Lincolnshire at Ingoldsby, a small village in the South Kesteven district, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Beltisloe. The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Ingoldesbi. 2

The place name literally means "farmstead or village of a man called Ingjaldr," from the Old Scandinavian (Viking) personal name + "by." 3

Sir Roger de Ingoldsby, founder of the family was lord of the parish of Ingoldsby in 1230. 4 The township of Moorhouse in Durham held a special significance to the family. " In the seventeenth century this township was the seat, in succession, of the families of Ingleby and Roper." 1

Early History of the Ingold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingold research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1499, 1551, 1586, 1603, 1615, 1617, 1621, 1622, 1652, 1654, 1656, 1658, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1664, 1666, 1681, 1682, 1685, 1688, 1695, 1699, 1701, 1702, 1705, 1709, 1710, 1712, 1719, 1742 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Ingold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ingold Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ingold include Inglesby, Ingilby, Ingleby, Ingoldesby, Ingoldsby and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingold family

Notables of the family at this time include

  • Sir Richard Ingoldsby (d. 1685), English regicide, the second son of Sir Richard Ingoldsby of Lenthenborough, Buckinghamshire, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Oliver Cromwell of Hinchinbrook, Huntingdon...
  • His younger brother, Sir Henry Ingoldsby, 1st Baronet (1622-1701), was an English military commander and landowner who commanded a regiment in Ireland under Cromwell and Ireton, represented the counti...
  • Francis Ingoldsby (1615-1681), was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1659; Colonel Sir Richard Ingoldsby of Lenborough in Buckinghamshire (1617-1685), was an Engli...
  • Lieutenant General Richard Ingoldsby (died 1712), was an English general and politician, Member of Parliament for Limerick City, Lord Justice of Ireland (1709-1710); Richard Ingoldesby (died 1719), wa...

Ireland Migration of the Ingold family to Ireland

Some of the Ingold family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Ingold migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ingold were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Ingold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Ingold, who landed in New York in 1709 5
  • Ulrich Ingold, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714 5
  • Pieter Ingold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 5
  • Peter and Maria Ingold, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Maria Ingold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 5
Ingold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Ingold, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1829 5
  • George Ingold, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1831 5
  • Johann J F Ingold, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 5
  • Fritz Ingold, who landed in Ohio in 1854 5
  • Jakob Ingold, who arrived in Kentucky in 1884 5
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Ingold migration to Australia +

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

Ingold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Ingold, (b. 1785), aged 51, English agricultural labourer who was convicted in Essex, England for 14 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 4th August 1836, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1858 6

West Indies Ingold migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 7
Ingold Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mary Ingold, who settled in Barbados in 1672

Contemporary Notables of the name Ingold (post 1700) +

  • Rich Ingold (b. 1963), American former AFL football quaterback who played from 1989 to 2010
  • Karl Ingold, American aviator who flew continuously from 7:35 am until 11:55 pm covering 1,056 miles in 16 hours and 20 minutes setting a new record in 1914
  • Tim Ingold FBA FRSE (b. 1948), British anthropologist, Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, son of Cecil Terence Ingold
  • Mariana Ingold (b. 1958), Uruguayan composer, instrumentalist, singer and teacher
  • Kylie InGold (b. 1962), Australian artist
  • Keith Usherwood Ingold OC FRS FRSC FRSE (b. 1929), British chemist, son of Sir Christopher Ingold
  • Jon Ingold (b. 1981), British author of interactive fiction who has been frequently been nominated for XYZZY Awards
  • Christopher Kelk Ingold (1893-1970), British chemist who introduced the concepts such as nucleophile, electrophile, inductive and resonance effects, co-developer of Cahn-Ingold-Prelog priority rules
  • Cecil Terence Ingold (1905-2010), British botanist and mycologist, president of the British Mycological Society
  • Major-General Franois-Joseph-Jean Ingold (1894-1980), French General Officer Commanding 2nd Colonial Division (1945-1947) 8

The Ingold Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fiducia creat fidem
Motto Translation: Trust creates faith

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  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. 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)
  6. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from
  8. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Franois-Joseph-Jean Ingold. Retrieved from on Facebook