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The history of the Igelden family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Cambridgeshire, at the manor of Ickleton, from where they took their name.

Igelden Early Origins



The surname Igelden was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Ickleton, and were conjecturally descended from Hardwin of Scales, a Norman knight who held the manor of Ickleton from Count Eustace.

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Igelden Spelling Variations


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Igelden Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Ickleton, Icledon, Ickledon, Icleton, Iggulden, Iggelden, Igguldon, Iggelsden, Igglesden, Igglesdon, Incleden and many more.

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Igelden Early History


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Igelden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Igelden research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Igelden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Igelden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Igelden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Igelden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Igelden or a variant listed above were: Elizabeth, Jane, John, and Sarah Iggleden who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.

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