Ingoldsby Family History
Ingoldsby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Ingoldsby (Lincolnshire). The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Ingiald (genitive Ingialdes) + Old Norse bȳ ‘farmstead village’. Irish: adopted for Mac an Ghallóglaigh (see Gallogly ) by mistranslation of gallóglach ‘foreign warrior’ or ‘galloglass’ as ‘English’. This gave rise to English and Englishby to form Ingoldsby by assimilation.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press