Ingoldsby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ingoldsby is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once 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 Ingoldsby family

The surname Ingoldsby 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 Ingoldsby family

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

Ingoldsby Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ingoldsby has been recorded under many different variations, including Inglesby, Ingilby, Ingleby, Ingoldesby, Ingoldsby and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingoldsby family (pre 1700)

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, Huntingdonshire. [5] 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 counties of Kerry, Limerick, and Clare in the parliaments of 1654, 1656, and 1659, and had the singular fortune to be created a Baronet both by the Protector (31 March 1658) and by Charles II (30 Aug. 1660)...
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Ireland Migration of the Ingoldsby family to Ireland

Some of the Ingoldsby 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 Ingoldsby migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ingoldsby or a variant listed above:

Ingoldsby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Ingoldsby, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1642 [6]
  • Sir Henry Ingoldsby, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [6]
Ingoldsby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lawrence Ingoldsby, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847 [6]
  • Peter Ingoldsby, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ingoldsby (post 1700) +

  • John Gordon "Jack" Ingoldsby (1924-1982), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Maeve Ingoldsby (b. 1947), Irish former writer of the Raidió Teilifís Éireann radio show
  • Pat Ingoldsby (b. 1942), Irish poet and host of children's television shows
  • Charles Ingoldsby Paulet PC (1764-1843), 13th Marquess of Winchester, British peer and courtier


The Ingoldsby 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


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  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. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  5. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  6. ^ 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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