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The rich and ancient history of the Angel family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the Old English personal name Angel, which is derived from the Latin Angelus and the Greek Angelos, which means a messenger. The personal name also appeared in the feminine forms of Angela and Angelina.

Angel Early Origins



The surname Angel was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times, some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D. It is likely that this name originated in one of the conquering families of Angles who settled in Lancashire after the conquest of the Strathclyde Britons. The name was written in early records as Anglicus, but the name was carried from England to France as D'Anglars.

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Angel Spelling Variations


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Angel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Angel have been found, including Angell, Angel, Angle, Anegall, Anegal, Anegoll and others.

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Angel Early History


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Angel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angel research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1694, 1636, 1655 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Angel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Angel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Angel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Charles Frederick Angell, Camberwell in Surrey; Thomas Angell (c.1618-1694), English settler, one of the four men who wintered with Roger Williams at Seekonk, Plymouth Colony, in early 1636, and then...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Angel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Angel, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Angel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Carl Angel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Philip Carl Angel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Phillip Carl Angel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • William Angel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1754

Angel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Angel landed in Fermeuse in 1800
  • M Angel, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • Joseph Angel, aged 36, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Vincente Angel, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Diego Angel, who arrived in Veragua in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Angel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Angel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Nedebiah Angel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Step Angel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Samuel Angel was a fisherman of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1790

Angel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Angel in Petty Harbour was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1822
  • James Angel born in Halifax Nova Scotia moved to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1850
  • Benjamin Angel was a fisherman in English Harbour in 1871
  • Isaac Angel was a telegraph operator in Heart's Content, Newfoundland in 1871

Angel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Friday Angel, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • James Angel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Morley" in 1840
  • Joseph Angel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • W. Angel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • John Angel, aged 26, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Angel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Angel, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Angel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Angel (post 1700)



  • William Gardner Angel (1790-1858), American lawyer and politician from New York
  • Jack Angel (b. 1930), American voice actor
  • Jack Angel, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 21st District, 1978
  • Drew Angel, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Palmdale, California, 2001
  • Dan Angel (b. 1939), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 49th District, 1973-78
  • Christie L. Angel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000
  • Bradley Angel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Benjamin Franklin Angel (1815-1894), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1852, 1864; U.S. Consul in Honolulu, 1853-54; U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1857-61
  • Jerome Angel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1886
  • Nick Angel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Stare super vias antiquas
Motto Translation: I stand in the track of my ancestors.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Angel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Angel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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