The name Inkbold originated with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the baptismal nameIngebald.
The surname Inkbold referred to the son of Ingebald
which belongs to the category of patronymic
surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
, which meant son
, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius
, which meant son
. By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Inkbold family
The surname Inkbold was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Inkbold family
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Inkbold 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 Inkbold has appeared include Ingelbald, Ingebald, Inchbald, Inchbold and many more.
Early Notables of the Inkbold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Inkbold 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 Inkbold arrived in North America very early: John Inchboard, who sailed to Maryland in 1669.