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The name Inwood is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Inwood in the west of England. Inwood is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Inwood Early Origins



The surname Inwood was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Inwood Spelling Variations


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Inwood Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Inwood were recorded, including Inwood, Intwood, Inward and others.

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Inwood Early History


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Inwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inwood research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Inwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Inwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Inwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Inwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Inwood family emigrate to North America:

Inwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Inwood settled in Providence in 1779

Inwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Inwood, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Elizabeth Inwood (aged 18), a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Martha Inwood (aged 20), a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Inwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Inwood (post 1700)



  • Henry William Inwood (1794-1843), English architect, archaeologist, classical scholar and writer
  • William Inwood (1771-1843), English architect and surveyor
  • Glenn Hema Inwood (b. 1968), New Zealand public relations specialist
  • Richard Neil Inwood (b. 1946), formerly Canadian Archdeacon of Halifax
  • Reginald Roy Inwood (1890-1971), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Section Commander George Walter Inwood GC (1906-1941), posthumously awarded the George Cross for heroism

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Citations


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Citations



    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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. 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.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Inwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Inwood 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 April 2016 at 00:45.

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