Welcome to Ingels History
My name is Mark Ingels and over the past several years my father Jerry Ingels and I have started tracing our ancestry and we are hoping that this page will centralize all of the information that we have gathered. Our goal is that others interested in the same information will find this page useful and we hope to get contributions (pictures, names, dates, etc...) from anyone that can help expand our knowledge base. Please contact us if you see any errors, oversights or if you have any additional info and we'll do our best to update our site.
The Ingels Name
The Ingels surname is a name with Norse roots, deriving from either of two Old Norse personal names "Ingjaldr" or from "Inglfr" (Ing's wolf). Few have not heard of the legendary prowess of the Vikings. This fierce sea-faring race acquired settlements in the 9th century at the Northern tip of Scotland. It was from this group that the family name Ingels originates.
The family name Ingels emerged as a Scottish Clan or family in the northern territory of Huntingdon where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated with manor and estates in that shire. The family claim descent from a Danish invader of the Danelaw, held before the Norman invasion of England. By the 13th century they had branched into neighboring Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex counties where they flourished and became a distinguished southeastern English family name.
It looks likely that our Ingels derived from Ingles, which in turn derived from Inglis. DNA evidence also seems to show that a branch of the Ingles line changed their surname to English in the late 1700's after coming to North America.
Where do our Ingels come from?
(Click the map to see the migration)
DNA evidence points to our lineal descendant coming from Scandinavia, most likely Denmark or Norway. He would have crossed the North Sea by ship into Scotland.
From John Hale, great
grandson of William Ingles, and author of
We are continuing to research the direct link from Thomas Ingles to our George Ingels, and there is overwhelming recorded evidence, as well as DNA results that show that we come from the same tree. Our top familytreedna.com 37 marker match shows Elijah McClannahan Ingles as a DNA match at over a 99% probability. Elijah McClannahan Ingles is the great grandson of William Ingles and Mary Draper Ingles. We are archiving that info here: Our Link to Thomas Ingles.
If you think you may be connected to our Ingels line, the Ingles line or the English line, please contact me at email@example.com and consider visiting familytreedna.com or the English DNA Project.
10/25/2014 Added: Ingles, John (1766-1836)
10/24/2014 Updated: Ingels (Holland)(Zikman), Chella Otisa (1896-1970), DNA Results
10/16/2014 Updated: DNA Results
10/12/2014 Updated: DNA Results
5/30/2014: Updated: Ingels, Dr. Anson Benjamin (1875-1942)
5/20/2014: Updated: Fulton (Van Liew), Edna Lotta (1882-1968)
5/5/2014: Updated: Ingels, Zachariah Taylor (1848-1929)
4/23/2014: Added: Our trip to Iowa Updated: Ingels, Joseph (1790-1850), Crooks (Ingels), Nancy (1791-1865), Ingels (Meek), Cynthia Ann (1827-1906), Ingels, Joseph Kickersole (1847-1920), Dooley (Ingels), Caroline (1851-1926), Bonaparte Cemetery, Van Buren County, Bentonsport Cemetery, Van Buren County