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The ancestral home of the Pingel family is in the Scottish-English border region where their ancestors lived among the clans of the Boernician tribe. They lived in a place near Stow Roxburghshire, called Hopringle or Pringle. As such, Pingel is a habitation name, a category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The place name comes from the Old English word hop which referred to an "enclosed valley," and Prjónn, an Old Norse name comprised of components which mean peg and ravine. Thus, the original bearer of the surname came from an area noted for an enclosed valley or a ravine.

Pingel Early Origins



The surname Pingel was first found in Roxburghshire, where the first Chief on record was Robert de Hoppryngil who witnessed a deed by King Alexander III of Scotland in 1250 A.D. Forty-six years later, Ellys Obringkel was Bishop of St. Andrews, and rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. His seal bore a hunting horn. About this time they acquired the Clan territories near Stow and they became close allies of the Black Douglases.

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Pingel Spelling Variations


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Pingel Spelling Variations



A lack of rules and the tendency of scribes to spell according to the sound of the word plagued medieval spelling. Not surprisingly, an enormous number of spelling variations appeared. Pingel has been written Pringle, Pringell, Prindle, Hopringle and others.

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Pingel Early History


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Pingel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pingel research. Another 664 words (47 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1368, 1406, 1450, 1455, 1485, 1707, 1789, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Pingel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pingel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pingel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Robert Pringle of Stitchill. Sir John Pringle (1707-82), Scottish physician and reformer, doctor to the Royal Family including King George III, the...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pingel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pingel In Ireland


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Pingel In Ireland



Some of the Pingel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots crossed the Atlantic for North America hoping to escape poverty, as well as persecution. Much of their heritage was lost along the way and overtime. This century, however, Clan societies and highland games have allowed many ancestral Scots to recover their birthright. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Pingel arrived in North America very early:

Pingel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jochim Pingel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Pingel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gustav Pingel, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1896

Pingel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Maria Pingel, aged 22, who settled in America from Melsack, Germany, in 1910
  • Ella Pingel, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Rensefeld, Germany, in 1922
  • William Pingel, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • Johann Pingel, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Hetthorn, Germany, in 1923
  • Herman Pingel, aged 23, who settled in America from Leipsig, Germany, in 1924
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pingel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pingel (post 1700)



  • Scott Pingel, American bassist, current principal bassist in the San Francisco Symphony
  • John Spenser Pingel (1916-1999), American football halfback, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968
  • John Spencer Pingel, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1961, 1964
  • Rolf Pingel (1913-2000), German Luftwaffe ace credited with 28 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II
  • Frank Pingel (b. 1964), former Danish footballer

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    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pingel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pingel 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2015 at 09:44.

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