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Where did the English Instone family come from? What is the English Instone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Instone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Instone family history?Instone is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in either of the settlements called Henton in the counties of Oxfordshire and Somerset. The surname Instone belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Instone has been recorded under many different variations, including Henton, Henston, Hennton, Hentone, Heanton and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Instone research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Instone History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words(1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Instone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Instone or a variant listed above:
Instone Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Instone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Instone 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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