Anglim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglim name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in a meadow beside water. The surname Anglim originally derived from the Old English word Engelond [1] 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. [2]

Another source has this theory about the variant England: "It seems quite absurd to have adopted the name of one's country while still residing in it, as a family name; but I am inclined to think that it was first given to an Englishman when living in a foreign country, and that he, on his return, continued to use it. Or, England may possibly be the name of some obscure locality of which the family were anciently possessed, just as the Hollands take their name, not from the land of Dutchmen, but from a district of Lincolnshire. " [3]

Early Origins of the Anglim family

The surname Anglim was first found in Yorkshire where some of the first records of the family were found listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. The following entries all denote landholders: Alicia de Ingeland; Isabella Ingeland; Willelmus Ingland; and Robertas Ingland. [2]

Important Dates for the Anglim family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anglim research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1560, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Anglim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Anglim Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Anglim were recorded, including England, Englund, Englend and others.

Early Notables of the Anglim family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Ingeland ( fl. 1560), English dramatist, studied, according to his own account, at Cambridge, and is said to have belonged to Christ's College. [4] Edward England (died 1721), born Edward Seegar...
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Migration of the Anglim family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Anglim family emigrate to North America: 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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Anglim (post 1700)

  • Thomas H. Anglim, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1935, 1936 [5]
  • Clifford C. Anglim (1904-1957), American Democrat politician, California Democratic State Chair, 1937; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st California District, 1941 [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. 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. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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