, in Germany
, is the ancient home of the Inngellheim family. Traditionally, the German people only used one name, but as the population increased they were forced to adopt hereditary surnames
. The most common type of name in Germany
was derived from the name of a parent of the bearer. To this class belong patronymic
names, derived from the father, and metronymic names, derived from the mother. Inngellheim comes from the baptismal name Ingel or Engel, which means Ingel. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Inngellheim family
The surname Inngellheim was first found in the Rhineland
, where the name Ingelheim was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Inngellheim family
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Inngellheim Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Inngellheim include Ingelheim, Inngelheim, Inggelheim, Ingellheim, Ingleheim, Inngleheim and many more.
Early Notables of the Inngellheim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inngellheim family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland
to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland
passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island
, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Inngellheim, or one of its variants above: settlers who for a variety of reasons, relocated to the New World and settled along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries..