A German and English surname the Ingram family name comes from the terms â€˜ingâ€™ and â€˜hrabanâ€™ which refers to a god-like raven.
Spelling variations for Ingram include Ingraham, Ingelham, Ingrum and Ingrome.
In England the original Ingram families came from Northumberland. The Ingram family name is strongest in numbers in Worcestershire, Northumberland, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Kent, Essex and Lancashire. In Scotland the Ingram listing is in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire.
Across the eastern portion of the United States the Ingram name is found. Most Ingrams live in North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Famous: Erskine Bronson Ingram (developer of Ingram Industries), Jack Owen Ingram (singer), John Ingram (professional ice hockey player), Mark Ingram (professional football player), Rex Ingram (film and TV actor), Peter John Ingram (cricket player from New Zealand) and John Kells Ingram (poet from Ireland).