Inguige History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the ancestors of the first to use Inguige as a name. It was a name for a person with great strength. The surname Inguige was originally derived from the Gaelic word Aengus.

Early Origins of the Inguige family

The surname Inguige was first found in Fife, where one of the first records of the name was Serlo de Anegus who witnessed a composition anent the tithes of Strathylif in 1229. Other early records include: Eva de Anegos of the county of Forfare who rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England when he briefly conquered Scotland; William de Anegus who was a Scottish prisoner taken at Dunbar Castle in 1297; and Edward de Anegous and Laurence of Angus who were Scottish prisoners taken in the capture of Stirling Castle in 1305. "Michael of Angous, a Scotsman, in 1358, 'was foremost at the last capture of the town of Berwick by the Scots, and leapt over the walls the night it was taken' " [1]

Important Dates for the Inguige family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inguige research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1297, 1305, 1358, 1350, 1391 and 1955 are included under the topic Early Inguige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inguige Spelling Variations

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Inguige has been spelled Angus, Anguish, Anguis, Angos, Angas, Anegous, Anegos, Enguish and many more.

Early Notables of the Inguige family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Inguige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Inguige family to Ireland

Some of the Inguige family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Inguige family

In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Inguige: William Angus who came to Norfolk, Virginia in 1774; Daniel, Robert, William and John who all arrived in New York in 1775; Robert Angus who settled in New York in 1776.

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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