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

Engele Early Origins



The surname Engele 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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Engele Spelling Variations


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Engele 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 Engele 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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Engele Early History


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Engele Early History



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

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Engele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Engele Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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:

Engele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franziska Engele, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Gustav Engele, aged 14, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Johanne Engele, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Gottlob Engele, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Engele Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelmine Engele, aged 14, who emigrated to America from Heilbroun, in 1900
  • Florence Engele, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Pauline Engele, aged 24, who landed in America from Backnang, Germany, in 1922
  • Arnold Engele, aged 19, who landed in America from Lehe, Germany, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Engele (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Engele (post 1700)



  • Jerome Wilfred Engele (b. 1950), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Engele Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Engele 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 July 2013 at 12:52.

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