Zengel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Zengel family

The surname Zengel was first found in Saxony, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Jacob Zengerlin from the Allgaeu region of southern Bavaria in 1250. In Old German the name meant "lively" and "spritely," or more literally, "a biting, sharp taste."

Early History of the Zengel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zengel research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1697, 1746 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Zengel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zengel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zeng, Zenge, Zenger, Zengerle, Zengern, Zengl, Zengel, Zaengel, Zange, Zanger and many more.

Early Notables of the Zengel family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zengel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Zengel family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Zenger, who came to Carolina between 1733-35 with his wife and child; Jerg Zeng came to Philadelphia in 1727; Ignatius Zengerle arrived in Philadelphia in 1768..


Contemporary Notables of the name Zengel (post 1700) +

  • Leonard Joseph "Len" Zengel Sr. (1887-1963), American racecar driver who on October 8, 1910 won the annual Fairmount Park road race in Philadelphia
  • Sergeant Raphael Louis Zengel (1894-1977), American-born, Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War [1]


  1. ^ Raphael Zengel. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Raphael Zengel. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael_Zengel


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