Inglethorp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the bearers of the Inglethorp family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the village of Ingoldisthorpe which was recorded in the Domesday survey as the site of two mills, a fishery and a salt-house. The family also lived in Yorkshire, where the name was associated with the village of Ingthorpe which was held in 1086 by Roger le Poitevin. 
Thomas Inglethorp or Ingoldsthorp (d. 1291), was "Bishop of Rochester, appears to have belonged to a family of some note, taking its name from Ingoldesthorp in Norfolk. He held the prebendal stall of Stoke Newington in St. Paul's Cathedral, and became Archdeacon of Middlesex, from which dignity he was raised to the deanery of St. Paul's in 1276. He also held the Archdeaconry of Sudbury in August 1267." 
Early Origins of the Inglethorp family
The surname Inglethorp was first found in Norfolk at Ingolisthorpe, a village and civil parish in the union of Docking, hundred of Smithdon. The village was listed as Torp in the Domesday Book of 1086  but by 1203 the village was known as Ingaldestorp. 
The place name literally means "outlying farmstead or hamlet of a man called Ingjaldr," from the Old Scandinavian (Viking) personal name + "thorp."  St Michael's church consists of a nave, chancel, and aisles, with a tower and a Norman font. 
Early History of the Inglethorp family
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Inglethorp Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Inglethorp include Inglethorpe, Inglethorp, Ingelthorpe, Ingelthorp, Ingoldthorpe, Ingoldthorp, Ingoldesthorpe, Ingthorpe, Ingthorp, Ingerthorpe, Ingerthorp, Ingaldthorpe, Ingaldthorp, Ingaldsthorpe and many more.
Early Notables of the Inglethorp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inglethorp family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled 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 ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Inglethorp or a variant listed above: William Inglethorpe, who arrived in Barbados in 1679; and Thomas Inglethorpe, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1738.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.