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The name England has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in a meadow beside water. The surname England 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.

England Early Origins



The surname England 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.

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England Spelling Variations


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England Spelling Variations



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 England have been found, including England, Englund, Englend and others.

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England Early History


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England Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our England research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early England History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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England Early Notables (pre 1700)


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England Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir George England; and Edward England (died 1721), born Edward Seegar in Ireland, a famous African coast and Indian Ocean...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early England 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



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 England, or a variant listed above:

England Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John England who was one of the founders of Charlestown Massachusetts in 1620
  • John England settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Humphrey England and his son settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Humphry, England Jr., who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Jon England, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

England Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Cherry England, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1705
  • George England, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

England Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James England, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1808
  • William England, who landed in America in 1812
  • John England, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822
  • Francis England, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • George F England, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

England Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William England U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

England Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Aaron England, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • William England, English Convict from Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • George England, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • James England, aged 45, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis"

England Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • C England landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1837
  • Joseph England landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Charles England, aged 32, a wheelwright, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Mary A. England, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • George England, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name England (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name England (post 1700)



  • Arthur Jay England Jr. (1932-2013), American jurist and lawyer, member of the Florida Supreme Court (19751981)
  • Anthony Wayne "Tony" England (b. 1942), American geochemist and former NASA Astronaut with 188 hours in space
  • Douglas B. England, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1996, 2000
  • Dean England, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Walker, Michigan, 2001
  • Charles England, American politician, Mayor of Grand Prairie, Texas, 1992-
  • Cecil W. England, American politician, First Selectman of Manchester, Connecticut, 1947
  • Arthur J. England Jr., American politician, Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1975-81
  • Antonio England, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944
  • Amy England, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996
  • Doyle England, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1940
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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England Historic Events


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England Historic Events




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HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Albert England, British Electrical Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name England


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Suggested Readings for the name England



  • Genealogies of Some England Families in America: With Miscellaneous England Marriages and Miscellaneous England Data by Charles Walter England.
  • Joseph England and His Descendants: An Historical Genealogy of the England Family as Descending from Joseph England, 1680-1748: A Quaker Family of Cecil County, Maryland by Charles Walter England.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  11. ...

The England Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The England 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 25 July 2016 at 15:49.

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