The Engelane name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in a meadow beside water. The surname Engelane 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 Engelane family
The surname Engelane 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 Engelane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engelane research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Engelane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Engelane Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Engelane has undergone many spelling variations
, including England
, Englund, Englend and others.
Early Notables of the Engelane 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 Engelane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Engelane family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Engelane were among those contributors: 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..