The ancestors of the Yngham surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Ingham
. Yngham is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Yngham family
The surname Yngham was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Yngham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yngham research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1287 and 1344 are included under the topic Early Yngham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Yngham Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Yngham include Ingham, Hugham, Inghem, Ingam and others.
Early Notables of the Yngham family (pre 1700)
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yngham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Yngham family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Ingam settled in New England
in 1703; Ben Ingham settled in Georgia in 1735; Joseph and William Ingham arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.