The name Inkeson is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Hinxton in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Inkeson family
The surname Inkeson was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
. Today Hingston Down is a hill near Gunnislake, Cornwall
, and Hingston Down is a hill spur in Devon.
Early History of the Inkeson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inkeson research.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1612, 1683 and 14-y are included under the topic Early Inkeson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Inkeson Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Inkeson are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Inkeson include: Hingston, Hinkston, Hinkson, Hingeston, Hingson and others.
Early Notables of the Inkeson family (pre 1700)
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Inkeson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Inkeson family to Ireland
Some of the Inkeson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Inkeson family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Inkeson or a variant listed above: Philip Hinkson, who sailed to Maine in 1640; William Hingson to Barbados in 1658; Elizabeth, Isaac and Jane Hinkson to San Francisco in 1851.