Engleman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Engleman family

The surname Engleman 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.

Early History of the Engleman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engleman research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1630, 1674, 1669 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Engleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Engleman Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Engleman include Engel, Engels, Engell, Engeler, Engeli, Aingel, Aingell, Aengel, Aengell, Aingeler, Engele, Aingele, Engler, Engebretson, Engelbrekt, Engelbretson, Engebrecht, Engelbrecht, Engelbrecher, Engelbert and many more.

Early Notables of the Engleman family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Engleman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Engleman migration to the United States +

After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Engleman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Engleman, aged 20, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Jacob, Engleman Jr., aged 18, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Andrew Engleman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Engleman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Soloman Engleman, aged 31, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1854 [1]
  • Karl Engleman, aged 34, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Engleman (post 1700) +

  • Michael Engleman (b. 1958), former American cyclist from Sonoma, California
  • David Engleman, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 18th District, 1877-78
  • Ephraim Engleman (1911-2015), American rheumatologist and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California
  • Howard G. "Rope" Engleman (1919-2011), American college basketball player, Consensus first team All-American (1941)
  • Jennadean Engleman (1890-1940), birth name of Bird Millman O’Day, one of the most celebrated high-wire performers of all time, the premiere attraction with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

  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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