The origins of the Inglestoom name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Ingleton
in Bentham at York. Inglestoom is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Inglestoom family
The surname Inglestoom was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
, at Ingleton, a village and civil parish in the Craven district that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was listed as Inglestune. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Alternatively, the surname could have been derived from Ingleton, a village in County Durham
. In this case, the earliest record of the place name was found c. 1050 when it was listed as Ingletun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Inglestoom family
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Inglestoom Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Inglestoom were recorded, including Ingleton, Inglton, Ingelton, Ingalton and others.
Early Notables of the Inglestoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inglestoom family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Inglestoom family emigrate to North America: Jane Ingleton, who sailed to Virginia in 1658; John Ingleton to America in 1697; and Christopher Ingleton to Annapolis, Maryland in 1730.