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Inman is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who tended a lodge or inn. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Inman Early Origins



The surname Inman was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Inman Spelling Variations


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Inman 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 Inman has appeared include Inman, Innman and others.

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Inman Early History


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Inman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inman research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Inman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Inman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Inman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Inman 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



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 Inman arrived in North America very early:

Inman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Inman, who settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Hugh Inman settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Hugh Inman, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Inman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Inman, who arrived in South Carolina in 1760
  • Abedn ego Inman, who landed in Virginia in 1765-1767
  • William Inman, who arrived in New York in 1794
  • Samuel Inman and William Inman settled in Philadelphia in 1794

Inman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Inman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J N Inman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Inman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Inman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Inman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Isaac Inman, English Convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Inman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Inman (post 1700)



  • Douglas Lamar Inman (1920-2016), American Professor emeritus of Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Peter "P" Inman (b. 1947), American poet
  • Joseph "Joe" Cooper Inman Jr. (b. 1947), American professional golfer
  • Robert Autry Inman (1929-1988), American country and rockabilly musician
  • Josh Inman (1980-2008), American bronze medalist rower at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Bobby Ray Inman (b. 1931), American admiral, director of Naval Intelligence (1974-1976)
  • Henry Inman (1801-1846), American portrait, genre, and landscape painter
  • James Inman (1776-1859), English mathematician, professor of mathematics at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth
  • Henry Inman (1816-1895), English-born, Australian cavalry officer, founder and first commander of the South Australia Police
  • Niall Inman (b. 1978), English-born, retired Irish professional footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Inman Historic Events


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Inman Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Edward Inman, American 3rd Class passenger from Park City, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Inman


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Suggested Readings for the name Inman



  • Daniel Inman of Connecticut, Ontario, N.Y. and Sugar Grove, Ill. by Charles Gordon Inman.

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Inman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Inman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Inman 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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