Inkpane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient roots of the Inkpane family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Inkpane comes from when the family lived in the region of Inkpen near Hungerford in Berkshire. Inkpane is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Inkpane family

The surname Inkpane was first found in West Berkshire at Inkpen, a village and civil parish that dates back to Saxon times when the village was named Ingepenne c. 935. [1] By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the village's name was Hingepene [2] and was literally derived from the Old English words "ing" (meaning hill or peak) and the Celtic or Old English word "penn" (meaning hill or enclosure.) [1]

Important Dates for the Inkpane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inkpane research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1217 and 1301 are included under the topic Early Inkpane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inkpane Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Inkpane has appeared include Inkpen, Inkpin, Ingpen and others.

Early Notables of the Inkpane family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Inkpane family to Ireland

Some of the Inkpane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 42 words (3 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 Inkpane family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Inkpane arrived in North America very early: John Inkpen, who settled in New England in 1756.

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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