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The roots of the Inker family name are in ancient Scotland with the Viking settlers. Inker was derived from Ingsgar, a Viking Chieftain who settled in the Shetland Islands in the 9th century.

Inker Early Origins



The surname Inker was first found in the Shetlands, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Inker Spelling Variations


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Inker Spelling Variations



Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name Inker include Inkster, Inghster, Inkstar, Ingster, Ingstar and others.

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Inker Early History


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Inker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inker research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Inker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Inker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Inker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Inker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Inker or a variant listed above: John Inster (1799-1830) who arrived in 1774 and settled in Rupert's Land. He was a Stonemason with the Hudson's Bay Co. and was later a farmer and merchant. James Inkster who arrived in c.1830 and settled in Red River, Manitoba. was a Blacksmith and another early employee of HBCo. George T. Inkster (1848-1901) was a Canadian-born American pioneer in the Red River Valley of present day North Dakota, eponym of Inkster, ND..

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Inker Historic Events


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Inker Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Edward E Inker, British Ordnance Coder, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Inker Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Inker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Inker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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