T The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of his rare and interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from Embleton in Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland. However the placenames in these three counties all have different derivations. The village in Cumberland was first recorded in the form of "Emelton" in the Fines Records of 1195, and derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Eanbald", with "tun", a settlement or enclosure; hence "Eanbald's settlement". Durham's village of this name was recorded in 1190 as "Elmedene", and the derivation is from the Olde English "elm", the tree, and "denu" a valley, thus elm valley. Finally, Embelton in Northumberland, recorded as "Emlesdone" in the 1212 Red Book of the Exchequer, derives either from the Olde English "emel", a caterpillar, with "dun" a hill, hence "a hill infested with caterpillars", or more probably the first element is the Olde English personal name of unknown origin "Aemele". The "modern" spelling forms are Embleton, Ampleton, Empleton and Impleton, the spelling forms changing as the name moved away from its original Northumberland home. In the early 18th Century one Laurance Impleton, believed to be originally Empleton or Embleton, settled at Linton, Cambridge, and is first recorded on October 5th 1733, at the christening of his first son, also Laurance, who died. He had three further sons, a second Laurance christened on November 15th 1735, Thomas (February 13th 1736), and John (July 11th 1739), and it is probable that most, if not all, "Impletons" descend from this family. which was dated Francis Embleton, during the reign of March 5th 1624, marriage to Elizabeth (no surname given), at St. Benet's Church, Paul's Wharf, London, 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.King James 1 of England and V1 of Scotland, 1603 - 1625.