The ancestors of the bearers of the Angleton family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the region of Ingleton
in Bentham at York. Angleton 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 Angleton family
The surname Angleton 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 Angleton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angleton research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1608, 1614 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Angleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Angleton Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Angleton include Ingleton, Inglton, Ingelton, Ingalton and others.
Early Notables of the Angleton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Angleton family to Ireland
Some of the Angleton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Angleton family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Angleton or a variant listed above: Jane Ingleton, who sailed to Virginia in 1658; John Ingleton to America in 1697; and Christopher Ingleton to Annapolis, Maryland in 1730.
Contemporary Notables of the name Angleton (post 1700)
- James Jesus Angleton (1917-1987), American intelligence officer, Chief of CIA Counterintelligence from 1954 to 1975