Inglestome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Inglestome surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Ingleton in Bentham at York. Inglestome 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 Inglestome family

The surname Inglestome was first found in the West Riding of 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. [1] 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. [2]

Important Dates for the Inglestome family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inglestome research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1608, 1614 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Inglestome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inglestome Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Inglestome include Ingleton, Inglton, Ingelton, Ingalton and others.

Early Notables of the Inglestome family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Inglestome family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Jane Ingleton, who sailed to Virginia in 1658; John Ingleton to America in 1697; and Christopher Ingleton to Annapolis, Maryland in 1730.

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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