Englund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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 [1] 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. [2]

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. " [3]

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. [2]

Important Dates for 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 and 1720 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. [4] Edward England (died 1721), born Edward Seegar...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Englund Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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 [5]

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 Democrat 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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  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ 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)
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