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The Anglo-Saxon name Inkpen comes from when the family resided in the region of Inkpen near Hungerford in Berkshire. Inkpen 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.

Inkpen Early Origins



The surname Inkpen 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the village's name was Hingepene [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Inkpen Spelling Variations


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Inkpen 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. Inkpen has been recorded under many different variations, including Inkpen, Inkpin, Ingpen and others.

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Inkpen Early History


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Inkpen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inkpen research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 121 and 1217 are included under the topic Early Inkpen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Inkpen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Inkpen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Inkpen or a variant listed above:

Inkpen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Inkpen, who settled in New England in 1756

Inkpen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chas. Thomas Inkpen, aged 22, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Annie Eliza Inkpen, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from Stoke-Under-Ham, England, in 1919

Inkpen Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Hattie Inkpen, aged 42, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1922
  • Margaret Inkpen, aged 19, who settled in Burin, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • Raymond Inkpen, aged 4, who emigrated to Burin, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • Violet Inkpen, aged 2, who settled in Burin, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • George Inkpen, aged 24, who emigrated to Burin, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Inkpen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Inkpen (post 1700)



  • Barbara Inkpen (b. 1949), English former track and field athlete
  • Dave Inkpen (b. 1954), Canadian professional (WHA) ice hockey player
  • Mick Inkpen (b. 1952), British graphic artist and children's book writer and illustrator

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Inkpen Historic Events


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Inkpen Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Reginald S Inkpen (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Circklade, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Inkpen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Inkpen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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