English Name Meaning

English: from Old English Englisc. The word had originally distinguished Angles (see Engel) from Saxons and other Germanic peoples in the British Isles, but by the time surnames were being acquired it no longer had this meaning. Its frequency as an English surname is somewhat surprising. It may have been commonly used in the early Middle Ages as a distinguishing epithet for an Anglo-Saxon in areas where the culture was not predominantly English--for example the Danelaw area, Scotland, and parts of Wales--or as a distinguishing name after 1066 for a non-Norman in the regions of most intensive Norman settlement. However, explicit evidence for these assumptions is lacking, and at the present day the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout the country. Irish: see Golightly.

List of People with Surname English

In accordance with our records, there are a total of 10,972 people with the surname English. Among these people surnamed English, there are nearly 1,626 unique names, with an average of 6 people having the same name. Marilyn English, Daniel English and Loretta English are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed English, with 15, 15 and 15 people respectively.

Additionally, Our findings indicate that Texas has the highest number of people surnamed English, with a total of 1,157 people, and there are a total of 721 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname English, with a total of 966 people and an average of 640 unique names.