Origins Available: English
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.
Early Origins of the Englund family
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.
Early History of the Englund family
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.
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 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.
Migration of the Englund family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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