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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