Today's generation of the Ygeldan family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Ygeldan family lived in Cambridgeshire
, at the manor of Ickleton, from where they took their name.
Early Origins of the Ygeldan family
The surname Ygeldan was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Ickleton, and were conjecturally descended from Hardwin of Scales, a Norman knight who held the manor of Ickleton from Count Eustace.
Early History of the Ygeldan family
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Ygeldan Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ygeldan include Ickleton, Icledon, Ickledon, Icleton, Iggulden, Iggelden, Igguldon, Iggelsden, Igglesden, Igglesdon, Incleden and many more.
Early Notables of the Ygeldan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ygeldan family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Ygeldans to arrive on North American shores: Elizabeth, Jane, John, and Sarah Iggleden who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.