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The ancestors of the name Englund date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Englund family lived in a meadow beside water. The surname Englund originally derived from the Old English word Engelond which referred to a meadow beside a rushing river. As such, the surname is topographic; that is, a name derived from a geographical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Englund Early Origins



The surname Englund was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Englund Spelling Variations


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Englund Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Englund are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Englund include: England, Englund, Englend and others.

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Englund Early History


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Englund Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Englund research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1721, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Englund History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Englund Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Englund Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir George England; and Edward England (died 1721), born Edward Seegar in Ireland, a famous African coast and Indian Ocean...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Englund 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 English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Englund or a variant listed above:

Englund Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hans J Englund, who landed in Minnesota in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Englund (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Englund (post 1700)



  • William "Will" Englund (b. 1953), American editorial writer and associate editor
  • Robert Englund (b. 1947), American actor, best known for playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger
  • Gene Englund (1917-1995), American NBA basketball player
  • Peter Englund (b. 1957), Swedish author
  • Nils-Joel Englund (1907-1995), Swedish three-time gold medalist cross-country skier

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Englund Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Englund Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Englund 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 3 January 2014 at 13:48.

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