Inkerthorpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Inkerthorpe is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived 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. [1]

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." [2]

Early Origins of the Inkerthorpe family

The surname Inkerthorpe 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 [1] but by 1203 the village was known as Ingaldestorp. [3]

The place name literally means "outlying farmstead or hamlet of a man called Ingjaldr," from the Old Scandinavian (Viking) personal name + "thorp." [3] St Michael's church consists of a nave, chancel, and aisles, with a tower and a Norman font. [4]

Early History of the Inkerthorpe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inkerthorpe research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1199, 1216, 1283 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Inkerthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inkerthorpe Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Inkerthorpe were recorded, including Inglethorpe, Inglethorp, Ingelthorpe, Ingelthorp, Ingoldthorpe, Ingoldthorp, Ingoldesthorpe, Ingthorpe, Ingthorp, Ingerthorpe, Ingerthorp, Ingaldthorpe, Ingaldthorp, Ingaldsthorpe and many more.

Early Notables of the Inkerthorpe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Inkerthorpe family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Inkerthorpe family emigrate to North America: William Inglethorpe, who arrived in Barbados in 1679; and Thomas Inglethorpe, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1738.



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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