Enghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The many generations and branches of the Enghan family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who tended a lodge or inn. [1] [2] [3]

Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Early Origins of the Enghan family

The surname Enghan was first found in Lancashire where "Inman has existed in Furness, North Lancashire, for centuries, and still flourishes." [4]

In neighbouring Yorkshire, Willelmus Indmon and Willelmus Inman were both listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [5]

Early History of the Enghan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Enghan research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1562, 1776, 1859, 1794, 1796 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Enghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Enghan 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 Enghan were recorded, including Inman, Innman and others.

Early Notables of the Enghan family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include James Inman (1776-1859), professor of navigation and nautical science, younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. The family of substantial statesmen had owned property in the neighbourhood from the time of the dissolution of the monasteries. James received his early education at Sedbergh grammar school, and subsequently...
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Migration of the Enghan family

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 Enghan family emigrate to North America: John Inman, who settled in Virginia in 1619, a year before the " Mayflower"; Hugh Inman settled in Virginia in 1650; Samuel Inman and William Inman settled in Philadelphia in 1794..



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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