The ancestry of the name Engilard dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a meadow beside water. The surname Engilard originally derived from the Old English word Engelond
which referred to a meadow beside a rushing river.
As such, the surname is topographic; that is, a name derived from a geographical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Engilard family
The surname Engilard was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Engilard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engilard research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Engilard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Engilard Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Engilard have been found, including England
, Englund, Englend and others.
Early Notables of the Engilard family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir George England; and Edward England
(died 1721), born Edward Seegar in Ireland
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Migration of the Engilard family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Engilard, or a variant listed above: John England
who was one of the founders of Charlestown Massachusetts in 1620; and another John England
settled in Virginia in 1622; Humphrey England
and his son settled in Virginia in 1636..