Ygelsdint is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Ygelsdint family lived in Cambridgeshire
, at the manor of Ickleton, from where they took their name.
Early Origins of the Ygelsdint family
The surname Ygelsdint 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 Ygelsdint family
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Ygelsdint Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ygelsdint family name include Ickleton, Icledon, Ickledon, Icleton, Iggulden, Iggelden, Igguldon, Iggelsden, Igglesden, Igglesdon, Incleden and many more.
Early Notables of the Ygelsdint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ygelsdint family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Ygelsdint family to immigrate North America: Elizabeth, Jane, John, and Sarah Iggleden who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.