Innment History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Innment has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a person who tended a lodge or inn. [1] [2] [3]

Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Early Origins of the Innment family

The surname Innment was first found in Lancashire where "Inman has existed in Furness, North Lancashire, for centuries, and still flourishes." [4]

In neighbouring Yorkshire, Willelmus Indmon and Willelmus Inman were both listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [5]

Early History of the Innment family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Innment research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1562, 1776, 1859, 1794, 1796 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Innment History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Innment Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Innment has been spelled many different ways, including Inman, Innman and others.

Early Notables of the Innment family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include James Inman (1776-1859), professor of navigation and nautical science, younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. The family of substantial statesmen had owned property in the neighbourhood from the time of the dissolution of the monasteries. James received his early education at Sedbergh grammar school, and subsequently...
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Migration of the Innment family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Innments to arrive in North America: John Inman, who settled in Virginia in 1619, a year before the " Mayflower"; Hugh Inman settled in Virginia in 1650; Samuel Inman and William Inman settled in Philadelphia in 1794..



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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