The Ingels surname is an English name with Norse roots, deriving from either of two Old Norse personal names "Ingjaldr," or from "Ingólfr" ‘Ing's wolf’ (Ing was an ancient Germanic fertility god). Some instances of this name in Britain are thought to have evolved from the place name Ingol, in Lancashire
, which is named from the Old English personal name
Inga with the Old English word "holh," meaning a "hollow," or "depression." Another source claims the name was derived from "a Scandinavian personal name
, retained in the designations of Ingleby, Inglesham, Ingleton, Ingoldsthorpe, Ingoldsby, and other parishes and places, lying chiefly in what are called the Danish counties. The Domesday form is Ingaldus. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Ingels family
The surname Ingels was first found in either Somerset
or Huntingdonshire where the first recordings of the family were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 Edmund Ingold, in Somerset
and Cecilia de Ingolde in Huntingdonshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Ingels family
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Ingels Spelling Variations
The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations
of the name Ingels include Ingle, Ingall, Ingalls, Ingal, Ingals, Ingull, Ingulls, Inggall, Inggalls, Ingold, Ingolds, Ingles, Ingoll, Ingolls, Ingill and many more.
Early Notables of the Ingels family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ingels family to Ireland
Some of the Ingels family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ingels family to the New World and Oceana
The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Ingels or a variant listed above, including:
Ingels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Matts K. Ingels, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892
Ingels Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Gns. Geo. Ingels, who landed in America, in 1908
- Henry N. Ingels, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Lexington, Kent, in 1913
- Elsie A. Ingels, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1920
- Florence A. Ingels, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
- Anson R. Ingels, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ingels (post 1700)
- Marty Ingels (1936-2015), born Martin Ingerman, an American actor, comedian and theatrical agent, best known as co-star of the 1960s television series I'm Dickens, He's Fenster
- Veerle Ingels (b. 1981), Belgian racing cyclist