Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from either of two Old Norse personal names:
Ingjaldr, in which the prefix in- probably reinforces
the element -gjaldr, related to Old Norse gjalda ‘to pay
or recompense’, or Ingólfr ‘Ing’s wolf’ (Ing was an ancient
Germanic fertility god).
- English: habitational name from
Ingol in Lancashire, which is named from the Old English personal name
Inga + holh ‘hollow’, ‘depression’.
a variant of German Ingel, from a short form of any of several
Germanic personal names formed with Ing- (see 1 above).
- An early bearer, Richard Ingle (1609–c. 1653), was a rebel
and a pirate who first came to the colonies in 1631 or 1632 as a
tobacco merchant. He is known to have practiced piracy in MD.
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