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Instone is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in either of the settlements called Henton in the counties of Oxfordshire and Somerset. The surname Instone belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Instone Early Origins



The surname Instone was first found in Oxfordshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat from before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Instone Spelling Variations


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Instone Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Instone has been recorded under many different variations, including Henton, Henston, Hennton, Hentone, Heanton and others.

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Instone Early History


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Instone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Instone research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Instone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Instone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Instone Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Instone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Instone or a variant listed above:

Instone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Instone, who arrived in New York in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Instone, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Instone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Instone, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Instone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Instone (post 1700)



  • Alice Instone (b. 1975), English artist, known for her paintings of famous women including Annie Lennox, Emilia Fox, Baroness Kennedy, Baroness Scotland and Professor Baroness Greenfield and many more
  • Sam Instone (b. 1977), English businessman, founder and current Chief Executive of AES International
  • Sir Samuel Instone (1878-1937), English shipping and aviation entrepreneur, founder of the Instone Air Line, an early British airline which operated from 1919 to 1924 and then amalgamated with Imperial Airways

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Instone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Instone 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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