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

Engels Early Origins



The surname Engels 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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Engels Spelling Variations


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Engels 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 Engels 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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Engels Early History


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Engels Early History



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

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Engels Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Engels Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Engels Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • H Peter Engels, who arrived in America in 1754
  • Louise Engels, who landed in America in 1764-1798

Engels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Henr Engels, who landed in America in 1818
  • Matt Engels, aged 2, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • N Engels, aged 40, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Anna M Engels, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Get Engels, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Engels (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Engels (post 1700)



  • W. Norbert Engels, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Stephan Engels (b. 1960), former German football player and manager
  • Ludwig Engels (1905-1967), German-born, Brazilian chess master
  • Gert Engels (b. 1957), former German footballer
  • Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German-English industrialist, social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Engels Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Engels 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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