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

Engelke Early Origins



The surname Engelke 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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Engelke Spelling Variations


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Engelke 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 Engelke 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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Engelke Early History


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Engelke Early History



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

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Engelke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Engelke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Engelke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Engelke, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • D Engelke, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • I Engelke, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Ernst Engelke, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1851
  • Ferdinando Engelke, who arrived in America in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Engelke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Engelke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Engelke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Engelke (post 1700)



  • Helge Engelke, German guitar player, composer, and producer
  • Horst Dieter Engelke, West German gold medalist slalom canoeist at the 1965 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships
  • Justin Marc Engelke (b. 1976), former South African cricketer
  • David Engelke, English businessman, owner of Solid State Logic (SSL)
  • Anke Christina Engelke Fischer (b. 1965), Canadian-born, German comedian, actress and voice-over actress
  • Gerrit Engelke (1890-1918), prominent Expressionist poet, who was tragically killed as a soldier a few days before the Armistice

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Engelke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Engelke 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 23 December 2014 at 10:16.

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