Inkot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Inkot is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Inglet. The personal name Inglet was originally derived from the Old German word ingel which means angel. [1] As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Inkot family

The surname Inkot was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where William Ingelot, Oxfordshire; and William Hingelot, Norfolk were recorded. [2]

In Somerset, Richard Yugelot (sic), was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [3] Robert Inglot was Rector of Bodham, Norfolk in 1540. [4]

Early History of the Inkot family

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Inkot Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Inkot has been recorded under many different variations, including Inglett, Inglet, Inglott, Ingot and others.

Early Notables of the Inkot family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Inglott (1554-1621), English musician who "became organist of Norwich Cathedral. He was noted for his skill as a player on the organ and virginals. His name appears as a composer in the manuscript volume (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) known as ‘Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book,’ but none of his works are now known. He died at Norwich in December 1621, and was buried in the cathedral, where a monument was...
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Migration of the Inkot family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Inkot or a variant listed above: members who sailed to North America during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print


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