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

Engler Early Origins



The surname Engler 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.

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Engler Spelling Variations


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Engler Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Engler include Engel, Engels, Engell, Engeler, Engeli, Aingel, Aingell, Aengel, Aengell, Aingeler, Engele, Aingele, Engler, Engebretson, Engelbrekt, Engelbretson, Engebrecht, Engelbrecht, Engelbrecher, Engelbert and many more.

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Engler Early History


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Engler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Engler research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1630, 1674, 1669 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Engler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Engler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Engler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Engler 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



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North Ameri ca. 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:

Engler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Engler, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Engler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gaspard Engler, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Johan Jacob Engler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Maria E Engler, who landed in New York, NY in 1749

Engler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Philip Engler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Charles Engler, who landed in New York, NY in 1836
  • Daniel Engler, who landed in Maryland in 1840
  • Jacob Engler, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1842
  • Joh Bern Engler, who landed in America in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Engler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Engler (post 1700)



  • Derek Engler, former American center in the National Football League
  • Robert Engler (1922-2007), American professor emeritus of political science
  • Chris Engler (b. 1959), former American NBA player
  • Michael Engler, American theatre director, and television director and producer
  • John Mathias Engler (b. 1948), American politician
  • Rico Engler (b. 1987), German footballer
  • Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler (1844-1930), German botanist
  • Gustav Heinrich Adolf Engler (1844-1930), German systematic botanist
  • Ivan Engler (b. 1931), Austrian-Slovakian surgeon, traumatologist, scientist, and author
  • Ivan Engler (b. 1971), Swiss film director
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Engler


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Suggested Readings for the name Engler



  • The Ancestral History of David Alan Engler, Born in Winona Minnesota 14 Nov. 1949 by David Alan Engler.

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Engler Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Engler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Engler 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 16 August 2016 at 10:27.

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