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The Inkpeney name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Inkpen near Hungerford in Berkshire. Inkpeney 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 Inkpeney family


The surname Inkpeney 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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Early History of the Inkpeney family

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Early History of the Inkpeney family


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Inkpeney Spelling Variations

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Inkpeney Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Inkpeney has undergone many spelling variations, including Inkpen, Inkpin, Ingpen and others.

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Early Notables of the Inkpeney family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Inkpeney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Inkpeney family to Ireland

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Migration of the Inkpeney family to Ireland


Some of the Inkpeney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Inkpeney family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Inkpeney family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Inkpeney were among those contributors: John Inkpen, who settled in New England in 1756.

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  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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