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Re: Insko, Joseph Va/Ky
Posted by: Sylvia Inscho Date: January 27, 1999 at 11:01:03
In Reply to: Insko, Joseph Va/Ky by Russell Insko of 369


Obadiah and James Inscho were the children of two of the original pioneers of Delaware. They were likely not the only children of these Pioneers. In research most of the Inscho families have ten to twelve children. A note, taken at the time of my research in Philadelphia, indicates the area of Dover, Delaware as a residence. They may have sailed from Glasgow, Scotland. (Philadelphia Historical Society)

Obadiah was born in the year 1758 in the now known state of Delaware. Obadiah and his brother James were teamsters in New Jersey. Their names are listed in the revolutionary War records of that state. Obadiah moved to Tioga County in 1798.

The surname Inscho is of patronymic origin. Patronymic surnames derive their origin from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname Inscho is derived from the personal name Inger. The surname Inscho signifies the "son of Inger." The personal name Inger is derived from the Old Norse personal name Yngvarr.
The toponymic origin is derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, the surname Inscho is derived from the place name Insch, a village ten miles northeast of Inverurie in the county of Grampian in Scotland. The surname signifies "one from Insch." The place name Insch is derived from the Old English "inch" meaning, "island." Variants of the surname Inscho include Insco, Inscore, Inshaw, Inch, Incheen, Inger, and Ingerthrope.
I recently found this information Historical Research Center, Inc. I had been told Irish, Scotch, and English, leaving me to wonder if anyone really knew.
I have found these variants at the Philadelphia Historical society: Insco, Inscho, Inscko, Inskoe, Insko, Inschoff, Inshoff and Inschoski.

I wonder if this family did not escape to the mainland, during the Reformation and then come to the States with William Penn...?


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