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Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:29pm

Engelbrecht

Can anyone please tell me the meaning and derivation of the family name Engelbrecht?

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Frederick :danke:

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Friday, January 11th 2013, 4:44pm

Hello Frederik,

Engelbrecht is an old German christian name, particulary liked in midieval times. It is a variation of the christian name Engelbert. That is a composition of Engel and Bert/Brecht. Engel, originally Angle, is meaning the clan of the Angles, who lived in Schleswig and colonised England (Anglo-Saxons). Bert is derived from the old German word beraht, meaning magnificent/brilliant.
Later on the name was interpreted as magnificent/brilliant like an angle.

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Detlef

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Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 5:03pm

Engelbert, Engelbrecht, Engelbreth - aus dedn gleich lautenden Rufnamen _angil + beraht- hervorgegangener Familiennamen.

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