Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the baptismal nameIngebald. The surname Inchboert 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 Inchboert family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Inchboert family
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Inchboert Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Inchboert has undergone many spelling variations, including Ingelbald, Ingebald, Inchbald, Inchbold and many more.
Early Notables of the Inchboert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inchboert family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Inchboert were among those contributors: John Inchboard, who sailed to Maryland in 1669.
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