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Ingram Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman personal name Ingeram (Old French Enguerran Engerran; ancient Germanic Engelramnus Ingelramnus Engelrammus Ingelrammus) from the heroic name-element seen in such names as Ingle + hrafn- ‘raven’.

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


Similar surnames: Ingham, Ingrao, Ingman, Ingrum, Inghram, Engram, Ingold, Bingham

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Where is the Ingram family from?

You can see how Ingram families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ingram family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ingram families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 58 Ingram families living in North Carolina. This was about 10% of all the recorded Ingram's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Ingram families in 1840.
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What did your Ingram ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ingram. 20% of Ingram men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Ingram women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ingram were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    3%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Ingram. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 62,000 military records available for the last name Ingram. For the veterans among your Ingram ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ingram lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ingram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ingram in 1940 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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