English Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

English Name Meaning: An Anglo-Saxon word taken from the word 'Englisc', meaning English.

A surname given to an 'Angle' person. Would often be used to describe an Angle (English person)who lived in a Welsh or Scottish county or to an Anglo-Saxon person in an area with the majority of people from another culture.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

English Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the English family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 112
Female Servant 86
Independent 82
Labourer 37
Ag Labourer 32
Shoe Maker 25
Farmer 24
Coal Miner 23
Dress Maker 22
Tailor 20
Carpenter 19
Male Servant 18
Independant 12
Weaver 12
Pauper 11
Servant 10
Mariner 9
Butcher 9
Ag Lab 9
Mason 8
Blacksmith 8
Clerk 8
Lead Miner 8
Sawyer 7
Painter 7

English Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 English 100% 39,627
2 Inglish 86% 214
3 Anglish 86% 136

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The surname English is the most popular version of all its varients

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