The ancient roots of the Inglestom family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Inglestom comes from when the family lived in the region of Ingleton
in Bentham at York. Inglestom 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 Inglestom family
The surname Inglestom 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 Inglestom family
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Inglestom Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Inglestom has appeared include Ingleton, Inglton, Ingelton, Ingalton and others.
Early Notables of the Inglestom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inglestom family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Inglestom arrived in North America very early: Jane Ingleton, who sailed to Virginia in 1658; John Ingleton to America in 1697; and Christopher Ingleton to Annapolis, Maryland in 1730.