Engesser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Engesser family

The surname Engesser was first found in Austria, where the family name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Engesser family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engesser research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Engesser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Engesser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Engesser, Enggesser, Engasser, Engasser, Ungesser, Ungerer and many more.

Early Notables of the Engesser family (pre 1700)

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Engesser migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Engesser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Engesser, who settled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Charles Engesser, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]
  • Rosine Engesser, who arrived in New York in 1871
  • Charles Engesser, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1872
  • Peter Engesser, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Engesser (post 1700)

  • William Engesser (1939-2002), American movie actor who stood 7'3", known for his roles as Jerry Reed's bodyguard in Gator (1976) and Richard/"Bigfoot" in The Secrets of Isis (1975)
  • Stewart Engesser, American award-winning writer, producer, actor, director and musician

Citations

  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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