Inker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Inker family

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.

Early History of the Inker family

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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.

Early Notables of the Inker family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Inker family

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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Inker (post 1700) +

    HMS Repulse
    • Mr. Edward E Inker, British Ordnance Coder, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [1]

    1. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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