Engelbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Engelbert 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 Engelbert was derived from various Germanic personal names. The name Engelbert is a short form of given names such as Engelbert or Engelhard.

Early Origins of the Engelbert family

The surname Engelbert 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.

Early History of the Engelbert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engelbert research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1630, 1674, 1669 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Engelbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Engelbert Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Engelbert include Engel, Engels, Engell, Engeler, Engeli, Aingel, Aingell, Aengel, Aengell, Aingeler, Engele, Aingele, Engler, Engebretson, Engelbrekt, Engelbretson, Engebrecht, Engelbrecht, Engelbrecher, Engelbert and many more.

Early Notables of the Engelbert family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Engelbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Engelbert migration to the United States +

Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North America. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:

Engelbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joachim Engelbert, who arrived in America in 1662 [1]
Engelbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Peter Engelbert, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Anna Maria Engelbert, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • Martin Engelbert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johannes Engelbert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
Engelbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Engelbert, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1833
  • Gustav Engelbert, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Cath Engelbert, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Christian Engelbert, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Ferd Engelbert, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Engelbert (post 1700) +

  • Herman B. Engelbert, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000 [2]
  • E. M. Engelbert, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1916 [2]
  • John Engelbert (b. 1982), Swedish songwriter, singer and guitarist
  • Louis Engelbert (1750-1820), 6th Duke of Arenberg
  • Stephen Engelbert, Actor
  • Major-General Selim Engelbert Isakson (1892-1960), Finnish General Officer Commanding Kymi Military District (1944-1945) [3]
  • Engelbert Jarek (1935-2017), Polish footballer who competed in the 1960 Summer Olympics1920 – 23 August 2017) DSO, DL was a British Army Brigadier
  • Engelbert Heiner (1914-1945), German Luftwaffe night fighter ace credited with 15 aerial victories, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Engelbert Dollfuss (1892-1934), Austrian statesman


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Selim Isakson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Isakson/Selim_Engelbert/Finland.html


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