Engles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Engles family

The surname Engles 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 Engles family

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

Engles 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 Engles 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 Engles family (pre 1700)

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United States Engles 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:

Engles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Engles, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [1]
Engles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Engles, aged 17, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Mr. Engles, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • J W Engles, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • David Engles, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Engles (post 1700) +

  • Robert Engles, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1952
  • Melvin L. Engles, American Republican politician, Montana Republican State Chair, 1964
  • LaVawn Engles, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004
  • Terrence J. Engles (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Seattle Mariners
  • Jim Engles (b. 1968), American current head men's basketball coach at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Rick B. Engles (b. 1954), American former NFL football player who played from 1976 to 1978 for the Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles
  • John Engles Cox (1866-1927), American Democrat politician, Superior Court Judge in Indiana, 1907-15, 1919-27; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924 [2]

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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