Intwode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient roots of the Intwode family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Intwode comes from when the family lived in Intwood, a parish, in the union of Henstead, hundred of Humbleyard, east division of Norfolk.  
The place name literally means "dweller at the Inn-Wood [Middle English in, a lodging, dwelling; Old English inn, a house + Middle English mode, Old English wudu, a wood] "  
Early Origins of the Intwode family
The surname Intwode was first found in Norfolk but we must look to Somerset to find the first record of the family. For it is there that Adam Inwod, was listed 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.)  Again in Somerset, we found Thomas de Inwode recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. 
The Inward variant proves to be interesting. While the name are related as proven by a late entry of "Sarah Inward, daughter of Richard Inwood, died in 1685. Inward and Inwood have been confused."  This variant may have a different origin. First of all, the earliest record was that of Roger de Ynewrde in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in 1202 and secondly, this variant may originate in Inworth, Essex which dates back to 1206 when it was known as Inewrth. 
How and when the names became interchangeable, we do not know.
Early History of the Intwode family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Intwode research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1771, 1843, 1771, 1821, 1832, 1819, 1822, 1798, 1840 and 1835 are included under the topic Early Intwode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Intwode 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 Intwode has appeared include Inwood, Intwood, Inward and others.
Early Notables of the Intwode family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Inwood (1771?-1843), architect and surveyor, "born about 1771 at Caen Wood, Highgate, where his father, Daniel Inwood, was bailiff to Lord Mansfield. He was brought up as an architect and surveyor, and became steward to Lord Colchester and practised as a surveyor. He designed numerous mansions, villas, barracks, warehouses, &c. In 1821 he planned the new galleries for St. John's Church, Westminster, and in 1832-3 designed, with the assistance of his second son, Charles Frederick Inwood (see below), the new Westminster Hospital. His best-known work is...
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Migration of the Intwode family
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 Intwode arrived in North America very early: James Inwood settled in Providence in 1779.
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