The origins of the Engelind name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in a meadow beside water. The surname Engelind 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 Engelind family
The surname Engelind 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 Engelind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engelind research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Engelind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Engelind Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Engelind were recorded, including England
, Englund, Englend and others.
Early Notables of the Engelind 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 Engelind Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Engelind family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Engelind family emigrate to North America: 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..