Ingersoll Family History

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Ingersoll Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Inkersall in Derbyshire, recorded in the 13th century as Hinkershil(l) and Hinkreshill. The final element is Old English hyll ‘hill’. The first may be the Old Norse personal name Ingvarr or an Old English byname Hynkere meaning ‘limper’. Ekwall suggests that it may represent a contracted version of Old English higna æcer ‘monks’ field’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Ingerson, Underhill, Gorrell, Anderson, Iverson, Enderson, Ingold

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Ingersoll Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ingersoll name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ingersoll. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Ingersoll Family Origin

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Ingersoll Family Occupations

What did your Ingersoll ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ingersoll occupation in the UK was Farmer. 33% of Ingersoll's were Farmers. Farmer, Farrier and Interest Of Money were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ingersoll. A less common occupation for the Ingersoll family was Nurse.

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  • Farmer

  • Farrier

  • Interest Of Money

  • Nurse


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Ingersoll Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Ingersoll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ingersoll census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ingersoll. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Ingersoll. For the veterans among your Ingersoll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ingersoll Life Expectancy

What is the average Ingersoll lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ingersoll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ingersoll in 1952 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

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