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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

It looks likely that our Ingels surname derived from Ingles, which in turn derived from Inglis. 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.  This English branch seemed to have migrated into the southern states. Documents linked to Thomas Ingles & his family in Virginia show the name Ingles & English used interchangeably.


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.

 In Trans-Allegheny Pioneers from Thomas Ingles great grandson in 1851: "My great grandfather, Thomas Ingles, was a merchant of Dublin, Ireland, who, upon suspicion of entertaining liberal principles and engaging in a rebellion him and his two sons were sent as convicts to Wales from whence they made their escape to the United States, my grandfather William Ingles being one of the number, they came first to Pennsylvania and from there to this country.

From John Hale, great grandson of William Ingles, and author of Trans-Allegheny Pioneers
(1884), describes the Ingles family this way: Thomas Ingles, according to family tradition, was descended from a Scotch family, was born and reared in London, lived about 1730 to 1740, in Dublin, Ireland, was a large importing
wholesale merchant, was wealthy, owned his own ships and traded with foreign countries,
chiefly to the East Indies.

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 McClanahan 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 info@ingelshistory.com and consider visiting familytreedna.com or the English DNA Project.



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Highland Games in Florida

Our trip to Iowa

Our trip to Ohio & West Virginia

Our trip to Ingles Ferry, Virginia

Please help identify these Ingels Family photos



3/28/2015 Added:  Ingels, Edmund Mirt (1860-1940)

3/27/2015 Updated:  Ingels, Dell William (1905-1979), Ingels, Elmer Lee "Pete" (1907-1976)

2/6/2015 Added:  Ingels (Anderson), Winnie Rose (1903-1981), Ingels, Dell William (1905-1979)

2/3/2015 Added:  Highland Games 2015  Updated:  Ingels, Henry Fillmore (1873-1957), Kranz (Ingels), Sophia Rose (1882-1949), Ingels, Samuel D. (1929-1994)

12/7/2014 Updated:  Ingels, Samuel Thomas (1850-1936)

11/24/2014 Updated:  DNA Results

11/22/2014 Updated:  Ingels, Sidney Lemuel (1875-1929), Ingels, Albert (1889-1965), Ingels, William Ernest (1921-1999)

11/3/2014 Added: The Ingels Name

11/3/2014 Added:  Ingles, Thomas (1751-1809)  Updated:  Our Link to Thomas Ingles

11/2/2014 Updated:  Ingels (Moss), Jeannette (1871-1948)

10/26/2014 Added:  Ingles, Elijah McClanahan (1840-1924)

10/26/2014 Added:  Ingles, Thomas (1810-1852)

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