This name, with variant spellings Inold, Ing(g)all, Hingle etc., derives from the Old Norse personal name Inqialdr, composed of the elements "ing" meaning "swelling" or "protuberance" - the name of a minor Norse God associated with fertility, plus "gialdr", a tribute; hence, "Ing's tribute". The Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the name were Ingald and Ingold, the latter appearing without surname in the Domesday Book of 1086 for Yorkshire. This name has become confused with the rarer Ingolfr, the second element, in this case, being "ulfr", wolf. The forms Ingulf and Ingolf, recorded in Domesday, are from this source: however, the majority of surnames arise from the former i.e. Ingioldr. One, Edmund Ingold appears in "The Hundred Rolls of Suffolk", dated 1274, and an Alicia Ingle in the 1379 "Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire". The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Emma Ingel, which was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls of Huntingdonshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of The Scots", 1272 - 1307. 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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