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Multiple Origins for the Surname Engelbrecht


German


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

Engelbrecht Early Origins



The surname Engelbrecht 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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Engelbrecht Spelling Variations


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Engelbrecht 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 Engelbrecht 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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Engelbrecht Early History


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Engelbrecht Early History



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

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Engelbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Engelbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Engelbrecht Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Maria Got Engelbrecht, who landed in America in 1680

Engelbrecht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Mar Engelbrecht, who landed in America in 1751
  • Georg Martin Engelbrecht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Jean Engelbrecht, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782
  • Johnn Engelbrecht, who arrived in America in 1783

Engelbrecht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Konrad Engelbrecht, who landed in America in 1834
  • Conrad Engelbrecht, aged 29, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Anna Katharina Engelbrecht, who arrived in America in 1841
  • John Adam Engelbrecht, who landed in Maryland in 1844
  • Hennea Sophia Engelbrecht, aged 3, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Engelbrecht (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Engelbrecht (post 1700)



  • H. C. Engelbrecht (1895-1939), American author
  • J. Engelbrecht, American politician, Mayor of Frederick, Maryland, 1865-68
  • Julie Engelbrecht (b. 1984), French-born, German film and television actress
  • Daniel Engelbrecht (b. 1990), German football forward
  • Erwin Engelbrecht (1891-1964), German military officer, commander of "Engelbrecht Division", recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Rabian Engelbrecht (b. 1992), South African cricketer
  • Grazjyna Engelbrecht (b. 1982), South African field hockey player at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Sybrand Abraham Engelbrecht (b. 1988), South African cricketer
  • Major-General Sybrand Abraham Engelbrecht SM (1913-1994), South African military commander
  • Joubert Engelbrecht (b. 1989), South African rugby union player
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Engelbrecht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Engelbrecht 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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