Last name: Ingamells

This very interesting name would seem from the first known recording to be of Italian origin, and this may well be so. However, the elements of the name are originally Norse-Viking pre 10th Century A.D., deriving from the personal name "Ingvarr", which translates loosely as "people-guard", plus the Italian patronymic suffix "-elli", to mean "the son of Ingvarr". Although it is commonly thought in Britain that the Viking influences were only in Northern Europe, this is not so, the mediterranean region also coming into their sphere. The "link" recordings would seem to be Elizabeth Ingamells, who married Daniel Whetcombe at St. Bartholomew "The Great", London, on October 22nd 1825, whilst on January 3rd 1826, Hannah Ingamells married William Milbourne at Christ Church, Stepney. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Ingamello, which was dated September 17th 1799, a christening witness at St. Matthew's, Bethnal Green, London, during the reign of King George 111, known as "Farmer George", 1760 - 1820. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Margaret Hirst

The above information is wrong. Ingamells is a name which has been almost exclusively in Lincolnshire since at least the 15th century and up until emigration to Australia and USA in the 1800s spread it around the world. The place name of Ingoldmells, near Skegness in Lincolnshire, is probably the source of the name, and it has indeed been spelt that way in some records. The entry supposed to be the first recorded record of the surname, that of Ingamello, is a mis-reading of the S at the end of the name as an O. The London end of the Ingamells' name can be traced back to Thomas Ingamells who was born around 1762. Prior to this, the next record of the name in London comes in 1677 when another Thomas Ingamells was buried in Stepney; he was born c1626 in Sutton-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire. So far, no link has been found between these 2 people.

Rick Ingamells
I live in Bagley Mn USA ... Born 1952 in Iowa

John Alderton
My direct Ancestor Christopher Ingamells born c. 1720, died Nov.1780. M. Ann Burr, Sibsey 17/5/1754. They had an allotment in East Fen. I have been unable so far to find his birth. Any clues would be much appreciated. Thanks so much John A.

Margaret Clarke
John I haven't found a definite birth or parents for Christopher either. All I have is that Ann Burr, and her 2 sisters Mary and Elizabeth, married 3 men surnamed Ingamells. I have no idea whether or not the 3 men were brothers. The IGI/LDS website has some very good entries for early Ingamells in Lincolnshire, but nothing that helps tie these down to one or more specific family. I have looked through the Wills to see if they hold any clue, but again nothing. I have a tree which was passed to me by my cousin (from another researcher) which does give some parentage for the 3 x Ingamells, but I have not been able to verify the relationships. It is a bit unfortunate that the other 2 were called William and John, so I think that having a Christopher is extremely lucky. Do you have anything at all which might throw any light on things? (I descend from John Ingamells and Elizabeth Burr.)

Llewis Ingamells
I'm an Ingamells, originally from Boston Lincolnshire. Grandfather lived in Sibsey, along with my father and his sister. There's me, my sister (although now renamed), and my brother George. Lots of Ingamells in Lincolnshire. All the best, Llewis Ingamells

Jonathan Ingamells
Hello. I hope this finds someone within our 'family' as it will. Do we have a family crest, coat of arms, anything representing our family? Thank you, -Jonathan.

Jill Cadman(Ingamells)
Hi I thought the name derived from Ingoldmells too, where I spent a lot of holidays when I was growing up. I am (was) Ingamells too and was born in Boston Licolnshire. I remember: Tom Robinson and good friend Christine Walker