Inskeep History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Inskeep is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the manor of Inskipp in the parish of St. Michael le Wyne in the county of Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Ynyscype, which refers to someone who lived near an island.

Early Origins of the Inskeep family

The surname Inskeep was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Inskeep family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inskeep research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1622, 1631, 1753, 1790, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Inskeep History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Inskeep Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Inskeep family name include Inskip, Inskipp, Inskeep and others.

Early Notables of the Inskeep family (pre 1700)

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Inskeep migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Inskeep surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Inskeep Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. and Mrs. Inskeep, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1820
  • William Inskeep to New Orleans in 1822
  • Mrs. Inskeep, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
Inskeep Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles C. Inskeep, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Ellen Inskeep, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Henry W. Inskeep, aged 49, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Alice Inskeep, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Inskeep (post 1700)

  • John Inskeep (1757-1834), American politician, mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1800 to 1801) and (1805 to 1806)
  • Steve Inskeep (b. 1968), American host of Morning Edition on National Public Radio (NPR)
  • John Inskeep Vanmeter (1798-1875), U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Charles Inskeep Homan, American professional engineer
  • John Inskeep Vanmeter (1798-1875), American politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1840; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1843-45 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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