An English surname, the name England comes from the Old German term ‘angles’. The spelling was changed with the Old English terms of ‘engelond’ and to ‘englise’ later. The terms can also refer to a meadow near a river. The spelling variations for England include Englend and Englund. In England the surname of England is all across the country. Those regions with the greater England populations include the city of London, Somerset, Devon, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Dorset and Gloucestershire. In Scotland the England surname is concentrated in Aberdeenshire, Angus and Banffshire along the eastern coast. Within the United States the earliest England families settled in Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois. Famous: Mike England (professional footballer player and manager from Wales), Jennifer England (actress and model), Anthony Wayne “Tony” England (astronaut), Barry England (novelist and playwright from England), Audie England (actress and photographer), Lofty England (head of Jaguar Cars) and Chester R. England (founder of CR England, Inc. a trucking company).