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Where did the English Inman family come from? What is the English Inman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Inman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Inman family history?Inman is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who tended a lodge or inn. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Inman has appeared include Inman, Innman and others.
First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inman research. Another 252 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Inman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Inman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Inman arrived in North America very early:
Inman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- John Inman, who settled in Virginia in 1619
- Hugh Inman settled in Virginia in 1650
- Hugh Inman, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
Inman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Abraham Inman, who arrived in South Carolina in 1760
- Abedn ego Inman, who landed in Virginia in 1765-1767
- William Inman, who arrived in New York in 1794
- Samuel Inman and William Inman settled in Philadelphia in 1794
Inman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- H Inman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
- J N Inman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
- Henry Inman (1801-1846), American portrait, genre, and landscape painter
- Bobby Ray Inman (b. 1931), American admiral, director of Naval Intelligence (1974-1976)
- Josh Inman (1980-2008), American bronze medalist rower at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Robert Autry Inman (1929-1988), American country and rockabilly musician
- Joseph "Joe" Cooper Inman Jr. (b. 1947), American professional golfer
- Peter "P" Inman (b. 1947), American poet
- William Inman (1825-1881), English owner of the Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia Steamship Company (the Inman Line), which transported emigrants to North America
- Niall Inman (b. 1978), English-born, retired Irish professional footballer
- Henry Inman (1816-1895), English-born, Australian cavalry officer, founder and first commander of the South Australia Police
- James Inman (1776-1859), English mathematician, professor of mathematics at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth
- Daniel Inman of Connecticut, Ontario, N.Y. and Sugar Grove, Ill. by Charles Gordon Inman.
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The Inman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Inman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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