Inskip History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Inskip is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family 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 Inskip family

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

Early History of the Inskip family

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Inskip Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Inskip are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Inskip include: Inskip, Inskipp, Inskeep and others.

Early Notables of the Inskip family (pre 1700)

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United States Inskip migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Inskip or a variant listed above:

Inskip Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G W Inskip, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Henry Inskip to Philadelphia in 1877
  • E T Inskip, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1886 [1]
  • Joseph Inskip, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1886 [1]

Australia Inskip migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Inskip Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Ralph Inskip, English convict who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asiatic" on 5th June 1819, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Louisa Inskip, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Henry Inskip, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Charles Kerr" on 6th June 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Lucy Inskip, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849 [5]

New Zealand Inskip migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Inskip Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century
  • William Inskip, aged 30, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

Contemporary Notables of the name Inskip (post 1700) +

  • James Theodore Inskip (1868-1949), English prelate, Bishop of Barking from 1919 to 1948
  • Sir John Hampden Inskip (1879-1960), British peer and politician, Lord Mayor of Bristol in 1931
  • Hon. Thomas James Inskip (b. 1985), heir apparent, 4th Viscount Caldecote, British peer
  • Piers James Hampden Inskip (b. 1947), 3rd Viscount Caldecote, British peer
  • Robert Andrew "Robin" Inskip KBE DSC (1917-1999), 2nd Viscount Caldecote, British peer and engineer, President of the Fellowship of Engineering, Chairman of the Crown Appointments Committee and Pro-Chancellor of the Cranfield Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Walker Hobart Inskip CBE PC KC (1876-1947), 1st Viscount Caldecote, English politician, 8th Lord Chief Justice of England (1940-1946), Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs Leader of the House of Lords in 1940, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (1939-1940), Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs in 1939

  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from
  4. ^ Convict Records of Australia ( retrieved 1st February 2021, retrieved from
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ABBERTON 1849. Retrieved from on Facebook
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