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Engels
German and Dutch: patronymic from Engel 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Engel
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).

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Engler
South German: patronymic from Engel.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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Engler through Hurlbert

Started by Deborah Ann (Dorscher) Anderson Jul 17, 2009.

Henry Engel 1918

Started by Deborah Ann (Dorscher) Anderson Jul 17, 2009.

 

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