The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Inchbould came from the baptismal nameIngebald.
The surname Inchbould 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
, 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
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 Inchbould family
The surname Inchbould was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Inchbould family
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Inchbould Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Inchbould family name include Ingelbald, Ingebald, Inchbald, Inchbold and many more.
Early Notables of the Inchbould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inchbould family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Inchbould surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Inchboard, who sailed to Maryland in 1669.