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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 1880, the most common Ingersoll occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Ingersoll's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ingersoll family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ingersoll.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Ingersoll Historical Records

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Ingersoll Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, 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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