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The Ingles 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. " [1]

Early Origins of the Ingles family

The surname Ingles 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. [2]

Early History of the Ingles family

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Ingles Spelling Variations

Contemporary spellings of ancient Scottish names often bear little resemblance to the original recorded versions. These spelling variations result from the fact that medieval scribes spelled words and names alike according to their sounds. Ingles has been spelled Ingle, Ingall, Ingalls, Ingal, Ingals, Ingull, Ingulls, Inggall, Inggalls, Ingold, Ingolds, Ingles, Ingoll, Ingolls, Ingill and many more.

Early Notables of the Ingles family (pre 1700)

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Ingles Ranking

In the United States, the name Ingles is the 14,291st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Ingles migration to the United States +

The colonies on the fertile east coast of North America soon had many farms run by Scots. These hardy settlers provided a backbone for the great nations of the United States and Canada that would emerge in the next centuries. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Ingles or a variant listed above, including:

Ingles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Maudit Ingles, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Maurice Ingles, who landed in New England in 1635 [4]
  • Maudit Ingles, who arrived in New England in 1635 [4]
Ingles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Ingles, who settled in New York, NY, in 1774
Ingles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Ingles, who landed in America in 1806 [4]
  • Rodrigo Ingles, who arrived in Columbia in 1838 [4]
  • John Ingles, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [4]
  • James Ingles, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845-1846 [4]
  • W. H. Ingles settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
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Canada Ingles migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ingles Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Ingles, who arrived in Canada in 1831

New Zealand Ingles migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ingles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Ingles, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 16th April 1857 [5]
  • C. Ingles, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Ingles (post 1700) +

  • Paul Ingles (b. 1956), American award-winning radio producer
  • Hermenegildo Pereira "H. Gil " Ingles, Angola-born, American record producer, television producer, television technical director, television host, and inspirational speaker
  • Mary Draper Ingles (1732-1815), also known in records as Mary Inglis or Mary English, an American pioneer and early settler of western Virginia; she and her two young sons were captured by Shawnee after the Draper's Meadow Massacre, but later escaped with another woman after two and a half months
  • James Lewis Ingles (1876-1936), American head coach of the Virginia Tech college football program in 1898
  • Major-General Harry Clyde Ingles (1888-1976), United States Army Major General who served during World War II and commanded the United States Army Signal Corps [6]
  • Henry Anthony Ingles (1840-1892), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Cheviot (1871-1875)
  • Joseph Howarth "Joe" Ingles (b. 1987), Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for Utah Jazz
  • W. C. S. Ingles, English 14th Surveyor General of Ceylon (1915-1923)
  • John Ingles Gilmour (b. 1896), Scottish Air Force Major and flying ace in WWI

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  6. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Harry Ingles. Retrieved from on Facebook