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Engel Family History

Engel Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from a short form of various Germanic personal names (see, for example, Engelbert and Engelhard). A number of different elements have fallen together in Engel-, mainly Ingal, extended form of Ing, the name of a Germanic god or folk hero, and Angel ‘Angle’. The Angles were a Germanic tribe living on the Jutland peninsula; in the 5th–6th centuries they invaded eastern and northern Britain and gave their name to England (Old English Englaland ‘land of the Angles’).German and Dutch: in some cases a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of an angel, Middle High German engel.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Engel ‘angel’ (see 2).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Engel Families

  • Number of Engel families
     368 - 734
     123 - 367
     1 - 122
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Engel families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Engel families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Engel Family Origin

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Engel Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Engel

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Engel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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