An English surname, the Inman name was an original Anglo-Saxon name which meant a person who looked after a lodge or inn. The spelling variation for Inman is Innman. Lancashire county in England is where most with the Inman name first lived. The name is found all across England by the 20th century. Most Inman families live in Yorkshire and Lancashire counties. In the southern region of Scotland, in Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire, is where the greater populations of Inman individuals live. Across most of the United States the Inman surname is found. The states with the greater Inman populations are Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Texas, California, New York and Tennessee. Famous: John Inman (an actor and comic in England), Henry Inman (19th century portrait artist) and William Inman (owner of the Liverpool, New York and Philadelphia Steamship Company known as the Inman Line, which traveled across the Atlantic in the 19th century).