Ingeson is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Hinxton in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Ingeson family
The surname Ingeson was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
. Today Hingston Down is a hill near Gunnislake, Cornwall
, and Hingston Down is a hill spur in Devon.
Early History of the Ingeson family
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Ingeson 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 Ingeson family name include Hingston, Hinkston, Hinkson, Hingeston, Hingson and others.
Early Notables of the Ingeson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ingeson family to Ireland
Some of the Ingeson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ingeson family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Ingeson surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Philip Hinkson, who sailed to Maine in 1640; William Hingson to Barbados in 1658; Elizabeth, Isaac and Jane Hinkson to San Francisco in 1851.