Inggalton is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Inggalton family once lived in the region of Ingleton
in Bentham at York. Inggalton 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 Inggalton family
The surname Inggalton 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 Inggalton family
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Inggalton 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 Inggalton family name include Ingleton, Inglton, Ingelton, Ingalton and others.
Early Notables of the Inggalton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inggalton 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 Inggalton surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Jane Ingleton, who sailed to Virginia in 1658; John Ingleton to America in 1697; and Christopher Ingleton to Annapolis, Maryland in 1730.