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Ingersoll Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Inkersall in Staveley (Derbyshire). The placename may derive from an Old English personal name Hynkere (genitive Hynkeres) ‘limper’ + Old English hyll ‘hill’. Compare Ingerson

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Ingersoll family from?

You can see how Ingersoll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ingersoll family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ingersoll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 62 Ingersoll families living in New Brunswick. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ingersoll's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Ingersoll families in 1911.
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What did your Ingersoll ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ingersoll. 41% of Ingersoll men worked as a Fisherman and 34% of Ingersoll women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ingersoll were Druggist and Student. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Fisherman
  • Weir Fisherman
  • Farmer
  • Druggist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Civil Servant
  • Student
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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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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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