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The surname Ingram 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.  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. 
Although the name, Ingram, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Ingram, Ingraham, Ingrome, Ingrum and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ingram research. Another 315 words (22 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 Ingram History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ingram Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Ingram family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ingram family name Ingram, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Ingram Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Ingram, who landed in New England in 1635
- Rich Ingram, who landed in Virginia in 1642
- Joseph Ingram, who landed in Virginia in 1652
- John Ingram settled in Virginia in 1652
- Richard Ingram settled in America in 1652, along with Toby
Ingram Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuell Ingram, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
- Jona Ingram, who landed in Virginia in 1703
- Ruth Ingram, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
- Jonathan Ingram, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
- Jacob Ingram, who arrived in America in 1766
Ingram Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andieu Ingram, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
- Farmer Ingram, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
- Florena Ingram, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
- Sally Ingram, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
- Mary Ingram, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
Ingram Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Thos Ingram, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
Ingram Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Ingram, aged 25, a merchant, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the ship "Sir Robert H. Dick" from Liverpool
- Margaret Ingram, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
Ingram Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Ingram, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- Mary Ann Ingram arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
- Amelia Ingram arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
- Eliza Ingram arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
- Edward Ingram, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington"
Ingram Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Ingram, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
- Amelia Ingram, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
- Thomas Ingram, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
- Benjamin Ingram, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
- Margaret Ingram, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
- Riccardo Benay Ingram (1966-2015), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1994 to 1995
- John Randolph Ingram (1929-2013), American Democratic politician, attorney, North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance (1973–1985)
- Gunners Mate 1st Class Osmond Kelly Ingram (1887-1917), American Navy sailor awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously
- Jack Ingram (1902-1969), American film actor in over 300 films between 1935 and 1966
- Rex Ingram (1895-1969), African-American film and stage actor best known for his role in "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940)
- Erskine Bronson Ingram (1931-1995), American businessman and billionaire, long time head of Ingram Industries
- Mr. George Ingram (d. 1912), aged 20, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
- John Henry Ingram (1842-1916), English author, editor
- David John Edward Ingram (1927-2001), English physicist and university administrator
- Collingwood "Cherry" Ingram (1880-1981), English ornithologist and botanist
- The Descendants of Jonas Ingram and Melinda Butler by James Barry Bingham.
- Rhodes-Barnett and Mitchusson-Ingram by Norma Rhodes Ladd.
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: Magnanimus esto
Motto Translation: Be great of mind.
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The Ingram Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ingram Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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