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An English surname, English comes from the Old English term ‘englisc’ and first referred to the Anglo people of early England. The spelling variations for English include Englys, Inglys, Inglish and Inglis. In England the surname of English covers all of the country including into Wales. The higher percentage of those with the English name are in the city of London, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Northumberland and Durham. Many from England later resettled also in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Canada. In Scotland the English surname is concentrated in Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Renfrewshire and Stirlingshire. Within the United States the English family name was originally most populated in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Michigan, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Famous: John English (British movie film director), William English (designer of the a computer mouse), Bill English (actor), Jon English (actor and singer), John English (ice hockey player from Canada) and Jack English (footballer from England).

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