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

Engelman Early Origins



The surname Engelman 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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Engelman Spelling Variations


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Engelman Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Engelman 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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Engelman Early History


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Engelman Early History



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

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Engelman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Engelman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlanti c. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them:

Engelman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Wilhelm Engelman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Jacob Engelman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Joh Andreas Engelman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Engelman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Engelman, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Rosine Engelman, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Emil Engelman, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Emil Engelman, aged 24, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1897

Engelman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carl Engelman, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Berta Engelman, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Dora Engelman, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Grudok, Russia, in 1906
  • Clement Engelman, aged 28, who landed in America from Aschheim, Germany, in 1907
  • Adolph D. Engelman, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Engelman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Engelman (post 1700)



  • Robert Engelman, American author and journalist
  • Peter G. Engelman, English-born, American writer
  • Linda Engelman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Harold C. Engelman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Macomb County, 1940
  • Anthony Engelman (b. 1974), Australian actor, best known for his role on the Australian Network Ten soap Neighbours

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. 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).
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Engelman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Engelman 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 10 December 2015 at 10:21.

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