The ancient roots of the Anglen family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Anglen comes from when the family lived in a meadow beside water. The surname Anglen originally derived from the Old English word Engelond
which referred to a meadow beside a rushing river.
As such, the surname is topographic; that is, a name derived from a geographical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Anglen family
The surname Anglen was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Anglen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anglen research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Anglen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anglen Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Anglen has appeared include England
, Englund, Englend and others.
Early Notables of the Anglen family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir George England; and Edward England
(died 1721), born Edward Seegar in Ireland
, a famous African coast and Indian Ocean... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anglen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Anglen family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Anglen arrived in North America very early: John England
who was one of the founders of Charlestown Massachusetts in 1620; and another John England
settled in Virginia in 1622; Humphrey England
and his son settled in Virginia in 1636..