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The surname Engel emerged in the ancient German province of Westphalia, which lies between the Rhine and Wesser rivers. Two of the common types of hereditary surnames found in the Westphalia were patronymic surnames, which were derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which were derived from the mother's given name. The surname Engel was derived from various Germanic personal names. The name Engel is a short form of given names such as Engelbert or Engelhard.

Engel Early Origins



The surname Engel was first found in Bremen, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Engel Spelling Variations


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Engel Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Engel include Engel, Engels, Engell, Engeler, Engeli, Aingel, Aingell, Aengel, Aengell, Aingeler, Engele, Aingele, Engler, Engebretson, Engelbrekt, Engelbretson, Engebrecht, Engelbrecht, Engelbrecher, Engelbert and many more.

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Engel Early History


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Engel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engel research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1630, 1674, 1669 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Engel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Engel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Engel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Engel 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



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Engel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Engel, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johan Engel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Willem Engel, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Margreta Engel, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Martin Engel, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Engel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kath Engel, who arrived in Brazil in 1830
  • Cath Marg Engel, aged 22, arrived in America in 1832
  • John Ulric Engel, who landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Frederick Engel, aged 22, landed in Missouri in 1842
  • Gottfried Engel, aged 25, landed in America in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Engel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Berta Engel, aged 1, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Karoline Engel, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1902

Engel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ulrich Engel, who arrived in Canada in 1754
  • Margereta Engel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Henrich Engel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Johannes Engel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Engel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Rosine Engel, who landed in Canada in 1855

Engel Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Louisa Engel, aged 18, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johann Engel, aged 28, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Engel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Engel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1850
  • Dorothy Engel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Engel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Engel (post 1700)



  • Joel S. Engel (b. 1936), award-winning American engineer, known for his contributions to the development of cellular networks
  • Eli C. Engel, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932
  • Dolores L. Engel, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1957
  • David C. Engel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1964
  • Dan Engel, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 94th District, 1994, 1998
  • Charles R. Engel, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1932
  • Charles Engel (b. 1852), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Sanilac County, 1909-10
  • C. F. Engel, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Braxton County, 1936; Chair of Braxton County Republican Party, 1940-42, 1945-46
  • Albert Joseph Engel (1888-1959), American Republican politician, Missaukee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-20, 1925-26
  • Albert J. Engel, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 14th Circuit, 1967
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Engel Historic Events


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Engel Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Jules Engel, Canadian Third Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Engel


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Suggested Readings for the name Engel



  • The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls (also Engel) Family in America: Giving the Descendants of Edmund Ingalls who Settled at Lynn, Mass., in 1629 by Charles Burleigh.
  • Upstream, Downstream: The Ancestors and Descendants of Peter and Hester Auter Engels by Mary P. Engels.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Engel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Engel 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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