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Igelsden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Igelsden was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Igelsden family lived in Cambridgeshire, at the manor of Ickleton, from where they took their name.

Early Origins of the Igelsden family


The surname Igelsden 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.

Early History of the Igelsden family


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Igelsden Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Igelsden have been found, including Ickleton, Icledon, Ickledon, Icleton, Iggulden, Iggelden, Igguldon, Iggelsden, Igglesden, Igglesdon, Incleden and many more.

Early Notables of the Igelsden family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Igelsden family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Igelsden were among those contributors: Elizabeth, Jane, John, and Sarah Iggleden who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.

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