Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Inchboyd was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal nameIngebald. The surname Inchboyd 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 Inchboyd family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Inchboyd family
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Inchboyd Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Inchboyd include Ingelbald, Ingebald, Inchbald, Inchbold and many more.
Early Notables of the Inchboyd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inchboyd family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Inchboyd were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Inchboard, who sailed to Maryland in 1669.
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