Inglestone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Inglestone has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the region of Ingleton in Bentham at York. Inglestone 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 Inglestone family

The surname Inglestone 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 Inglestone family

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

Inglestone Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Inglestone have been found, including Ingleton, Inglton, Ingelton, Ingalton and others.

Early Notables of the Inglestone family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Inglestone family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Inglestone, or a variant listed above: Jane Ingleton, who sailed to Virginia in 1658; John Ingleton to America in 1697; and Christopher Ingleton to Annapolis, Maryland in 1730.

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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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