Englund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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. 
Another source has this theory about the variant England: "It seems quite absurd to have adopted the name of one's country while still residing in it, as a family name; but I am inclined to think that it was first given to an Englishman when living in a foreign country, and that he, on his return, continued to use it. Or, England may possibly be the name of some obscure locality of which the family were anciently possessed, just as the Hollands take their name, not from the land of Dutchmen, but from a district of Lincolnshire. " 
Another source claims the word England is from the Anglo-Saxon Englaland c. 890 and means "land of the Angles." 
Early Origins of the Englund family
The surname Englund was first found in Yorkshire where some of the first records of the family were found listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. The following entries all denote landholders: Alicia de Ingeland; Isabella Ingeland; Willelmus Ingland; and Robertas Ingland. 
Looking back further, we found Nicholas de Engelond was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cambridgeshire in 1260; and William de Engelond was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1295. Later, John Ingelond (Engelond) was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Essex in 1327. 
Early History of the Englund family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Englund research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1560, 1721, 1717, 1720, 1740, 1788, 1788, 1814, 1748 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Englund History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Early Notables of the Englund family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Ingeland (fl. 1560), English dramatist, studied, according to his own account, at Cambridge, and is said to have belonged to Christ's College. 
Edward England (died 1721), born Edward Seegar in Ireland, was a famous African coast and Indian Ocean pirate captain from 1717 to 1720. According to Forbes, he was the twelfth highest earning pirate having a wealth of over 8 million in today's dollars.
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In the United States, the name Englund is the 13,533rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
| Englund migration to the United States ||+|
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Englund (post 1700) ||+|
- George Englund (1926-2017), American film editor, director, producer and actor, best friends with Marlon Brando
- 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
- Vicki Lorenz Englund, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 94th District; Elected 2012
- Peter Englund (b. 1957), Swedish author
- Nils-Joel Englund (1907-1995), Swedish three-time gold medalist cross-country skier
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