Show ContentsEnglert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Englert family

The surname Englert 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 Englert family

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Englert Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Englert 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 Englert family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the name Englert were Hans Ludwig Engel (1630-1674), a Roman Catholic canon lawyer, best known as the author of "ollegium Universi Juris Canonici", Vice Chancellor at the University of Salzburg (1669); and Ludwig Engel (died 1694)...
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Englert Ranking

In the United States, the name Englert is the 5,921st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Englert migration to the United States +

For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlantic. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them:

Englert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoff Englert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [2]
  • Johann Christoph Englert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Johann Christ Englert, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Johan Geo Englert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [2]
  • Hans Georg Englert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751-1752 [2]
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Englert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Englert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]
  • William Englert, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1847 [2]
  • Adam Englert, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [2]
  • Charles W Englert, who landed in Arkansas in 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Englert (post 1700) +

  • Joe Englert (d. 2020), American restaurateur in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Louis J. Englert, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952
  • Lorene Englert, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1964
  • Frank E. Englert Jr., American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 17th District, 1965
  • Charles F. Englert, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1896
  • Carrie Englert or Carrie Englert (b. 1957), American gymnastics champion in floor exercise and balance beam in 1976
  • J. F. Englert, American fiction novel writer, non-fiction writer, and screen writer
  • Sabine Englert (b. 1981), German team handball goalkeeper
  • Father Sebastian Englert (1888-1969), German Capuchin Franciscan friar, Roman Catholic priest, missionary, linguist and ethnologist
  • Jan Englert (b. 1943), Polish film actor
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  2. 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) on Facebook