Pingel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Pingel family
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.
Early History of the Pingel family
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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.
Early Notables of the Pingel family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was George Pringle (1631-1689), of Torwoodlee, eldest son of James Pringle of Torwoodlee. The Pringles of Torwoodlee, Selkirkshire, are descended from the Pringles of Snailholm, Roxburghshire, the first of the name being George, son of William Pringle of Snailholm who was killed at Flodden in 1513. This George Pringle was murdered in his own house by a party of Liddesdale reivers in 1568. 
Walter Pringle (1625-1667), of Greenknowe, Berwickshire, Scottish Covenanter, was the third son of Robert Pringle, first of Stitchel, Roxburghshire. The Pringles of Stitchel were descended from the Hop Pringles of Craiglatch...
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Migration of the Pingel family to Ireland
Some of the Pingel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Pingel migration to the United States +
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 immigrated to the United States from Rensefeld, Germany, in 1922
- William Pingel, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923
- Johann Pingel, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Hetthorn, Germany, in 1923
- Herman Pingel, aged 23, who settled in America from Leipsig, Germany, in 1924
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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
- Rolf Pingel, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 22 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Related Stories +
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html