Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Ingelton is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Ingleton
in Bentham at York. Ingelton is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Ingelton family
The surname Ingelton was first found in North Yorkshire
, at Ingleton, a village and civil parish in the Craven district that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was listed as Inglestune. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Alternatively, the surname could have been derived from Ingleton, a village in County Durham
. In this case, the earliest record of the place name was found c. 1050 when it was listed as Ingletun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Ingelton family
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Ingelton Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ingelton has been spelled many different ways, including Ingleton, Inglton, Ingelton, Ingalton and others.
Early Notables of the Ingelton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ingelton family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ingeltons to arrive in North America: Jane Ingleton, who sailed to Virginia in 1658; John Ingleton to America in 1697; and Christopher Ingleton to Annapolis, Maryland in 1730.