Inwart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Inwart is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having 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 Inwart family
The surname Inwart 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 Inwart family
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Inwart 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. Inwart has been recorded under many different variations, including Inwood, Intwood, Inward and others.
Early Notables of the Inwart 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...
Migration of the Inwart family
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 Inwart or a variant listed above: James Inwood settled in Providence in 1779.