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 Family Origin

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Ingersoll Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ingersoll. 15% of Ingersoll men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Ingersoll women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ingersoll were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

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

Ingersoll Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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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

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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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