Ingraham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ingraham family

The surname Ingraham was first found in Northumberland at Ingram, a small village in the Cheviots on the River Breamish. The first listing of the village was in 1242 when it was listed as Angerham and literally meant "homestead or enclosure with grassland," having derived from the Old English words anger + ham. [1] Alternatively, the name could have been a variant of the Latin name Ingelramus, an ancient personal name which was also listed as Ingelram and Ingerham. [2]

Important Dates for the Ingraham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingraham research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1142, 1620, 1666, 1663, 1668, 1666, 1702, 1686, 1714, 1688, 1721, 1715, 1717, 1715, 1721, 1689, 1736, 1715, 1721, 1691, 1761, 1721, 1736, 1694, 1763 and are included under the topic Early Ingraham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ingraham Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Ingraham occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Ingram, Ingraham, Ingrome, Ingrum and others.

Early Notables of the Ingraham family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Henry Ingram, 1st Viscount of Irvine (1620-1666); Edward Ingram, 2nd Viscount of Irvine (1663-1668); Arthur Ingram, 3rd Viscount of Irvine (1666-1702), an English Member of Parliament for Yorkshire and Scarborough, Vice-Admiral of Yorkshire; Edward Machel Ingram, 4th Viscount of Irvine (1686-1714); Richard...
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Migration of the Ingraham family to Ireland

Some of the Ingraham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Ingraham migration to the United States

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Ingraham, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Ingraham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Ingraham, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • Edward Ingraham, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638 [3]
  • William Ingraham, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1653 [3]
  • John Ingraham, who arrived in New England in 1666 [3]
Ingraham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Ingraham, who arrived in South Carolina in 1806 [3]
  • Richard Ingraham, aged 62, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [3]
  • Thomas Ingraham, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [3]
  • John Ingraham, aged 18, who landed in Key West, Fla in 1843 [3]
  • O Ingraham, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ingraham (post 1700)

  • Pat Ingraham, American Republican member of the Montana Legislature
  • Joe McDonald Ingraham (1903-1990), United States federal judge
  • Charles W. Ingraham (1860-1906), American catcher in Major League Baseball
  • Joseph Holt Ingraham (1809-1860), American author
  • Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham (1802-1891), officer in the United States Navy
  • Joseph Ingraham (1762-1800), American sailor and Maritime Fur Trader
  • Lloyd Ingraham (1874-1956), American film actor and director
  • Laura Anne Ingraham (b. 1964), American radio host, author, and conservative political commentator
  • Hubert Alexander Ingraham (b. 1947), the Prime Minister of the Bahamas
  • James Ingraham Marsh (b. 1890), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 33rd District, 1938, 1940 [4]

Historic Events for the Ingraham family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. David Archie Ingraham, American Fire Controlman Third Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from
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