Anglo-Saxon surname Inchbald came from the baptismal nameIngebald. The surname Inchbald referred to the son of Ingebald which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Inchbald family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Inchbald family
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Inchbald Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Inchbald has been recorded under many different variations, including Ingelbald, Ingebald, Inchbald, Inchbold and many more.
Early Notables of the Inchbald family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inchbald family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Inchbald or a variant listed above: John Inchboard, who sailed to Maryland in 1669.
Contemporary Notables of the name Inchbald (post 1700)
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