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Origin and popularity of the name INGLE


Ingle : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Ingel Ingald Ingold (Old Norse Ingialdr Ingœld itself apparently borrowed from the Old English Ingeld a name of ancient Germanic origin consisting of an intensive prefix in- + geld- ‘reward forfeit’).2: English: from the Middle English personal name Ingulf representing either Old Norse Ingólfr Ingulf or its ancient Germanic cognate Ingenwulf introduced to England by the Normans; the first element is derived from an ancient Germanic heroic name and the second is ‘wolf’. As a surname it either died out or was absorbed by Ingle and its variants.3: Americanized form of German Ingel: from a short form of any of several ancient Germanic personal names formed with Ing- (see 1 above). The surname Ingel is very rare in Germany.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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