Engelmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Engelmann family

The surname Engelmann 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.

Early History of the Engelmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engelmann research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1630, 1674, 1669 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Engelmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Engelmann 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 Engelmann include Engel, Engels, Engell, Engeler, Engeli, Aingel, Aingell, Aengel, Aengell, Aingeler, Engele, Aingele, Engler, Engebretson, Engelbrekt, Engelbretson, Engebrecht, Engelbrecht, Engelbrecher, Engelbert and many more.

Early Notables of the Engelmann family (pre 1700)

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United States Engelmann migration to the United States +

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:

Engelmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jeremias Lud Engelmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Michael Engelmann, who arrived in Long Island in 1782 [1]
Engelmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jos Engelmann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Aug Engelmann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Frederick Engelmann, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1838 [1]
  • Peter Engelmann, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Sebastian Engelmann, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Engelmann (post 1700) +

  • Adolph Engelmann (1825-1890), Bavarian-born, American farmer, lawyer, postmaster and Union Army colonel during the American Civil War
  • Peter Engelmann (1823-1874), German-born, American educationist, writer and founder of the German-English Academy
  • Hugo Otto Engelmann (1917-2002), American sociologist, anthropologist and general systems theorist
  • George Engelmann (1809-1884), German-born, American botanist, known for his work in the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico
  • Thorsten Engelmann (b. 1981), German rower at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann (1843-1909), German botanist, physiologist, microbiologist and university professor
  • Godefroy Engelmann (1788-1839), French-born, lithographer and chromolithographer who worked extensively in Germany
  • Paul Engelmann (1891-1965), Viennese architect
  • Helene Engelmann (1898-1985), Austrian four-time gold medalist pair skater, daughter of Eduard Engelmann Jr
  • Henry Franklin Engelmann (1908-1972), English radio personality, best known as the host of Down Your Way and Gardeners' Question Time, active in the 1950s and 1960s
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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