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 Engleke was derived from various Germanic personal names. The name Engleke is a short form of given names such as Engelbert or Engelhard.
Early Origins of the Engleke family
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Early History of the Engleke family
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Engleke Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Engleke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Engleke family to the New World and Oceana
Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North America. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:
Engleke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Engleke (post 1700)
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