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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.


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.

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.


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


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


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 Atlanti c. 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
  • Johann Christ Englert, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Christoph Englert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Hans Georg Englert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751-1752
  • Johan Geo Englert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ...

Englert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Englert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • William Englert, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1847
  • Adam Englert, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Charles W Englert, who landed in Arkansas in 1872

  • 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, ling Uist and ethnologist
  • Jan Englert (b. 1943), Polish film actor
  • François Englert (b. 1932), Belgian theoretical physicist and co-winner of the 2004 Wolf Prize in Physics, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013

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    The Englert Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Englert 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.

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