This interesting name is also known under the forms of Iddins and Iddison; Ineson is a form of the surname peculiar to Yorkshire. It is a metronymic derived form the Old Norse female personal name "Idunn, Ithuna", probably from "ithja", to work, perform, and "inna", to love. It is connected with the Germanic personal name "Ida", from "id", to work, do, perform. In German and Scandinavian mythology the word refers to the goddess of spring and guardian of the golden apples of youth. The name Ida was opular among the Normans who introduced it into England after the Conquest of 1066.In the Domesday Book of 1086 there is mention of a certain "Ida, Countess of Boulogne, a wealthy heiress". The name remained popular until the mid 14th Century, and was revived again in the 19th Century, probably due to the influence of Tennyson's poem "The Princess", which appeared in 1847. Existing surnames, derived from the name of the first bearer's mother, are relatively uncommon because throughout history, European society has been largely patriarchal, and as a result, the given name of the male head of the household, rather than that of the female, has been handed on to successive generations. On March 18th 1566, Agnes, daughter of Willi Ineson, was christened at Giggleswick, Yorkshire. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Johannes Ineson, "wryght", which was dated 1379, in the "Poll Tax Returns Records of Yorkshire", during the reign of King Richard 11, known as "Richard of Bordeaux", 1377 - 1399. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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