Inglis Family History

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Inglis Name Meaning

Scottish: from a term denoting an Englishman or an English speaker, in Gaelic-speaking areas denoting an English-speaking Scot. Compare English.

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

Similar surnames: Ingles, Inglese, Gingles, English, Inglish, Angles, Ingle, Tingler

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Inglis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Inglis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Inglis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Inglis Family Origin

Where is the Inglis family from?

Inglis Family Occupations

What did your Inglis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Inglis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Inglis's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Inglis. A less common occupation for the Inglis family was Machinist.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Machinist


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Inglis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Inglis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Inglis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Inglis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Inglis. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Inglis. For the veterans among your Inglis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Inglis Life Expectancy

What is the average Inglis lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Inglis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Inglis in 1947 was 69, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Inglis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Inglis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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