Ingledew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ingledew is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Ingledew family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Ingledew family lived in Cambridgeshire, at the manor of Ickleton, from where they took their name.

Early Origins of the Ingledew family

The surname Ingledew was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Ickleton, and were conjecturally descended from Hardwin of Scales, a Norman knight who held the manor of Ickleton from Count Eustace.

Important Dates for the Ingledew family

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Ingledew Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Ickleton, Icledon, Ickledon, Icleton, Iggulden, Iggelden, Igguldon, Iggelsden, Igglesden, Igglesdon, Incleden and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingledew family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ingledew family

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Ingledew or a variant listed above: Elizabeth, Jane, John, and Sarah Iggleden who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.

Contemporary Notables of the name Ingledew (post 1700)

  • John Frazer Ingledew, British politician, High Sheriff of Gwent in 1983
  • Rosalind Ingledew (b. 1957), birth name of Rosalind Allen, a New Zealand-born actress best known for her portrayal of Doctor Wendy Smith in the second season of seaQuest DSV
  • Hugh Murray Ingledew (1865-1937), Welsh international rugby union forward
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