The associated coat of arms for this name are recorded in J.B Rietstaps Armorial General. Illustrated by V & H.V Rolland's. (LENGLE). This Monumental work took 23 years to complete and 85,000 coats of Arms are included in this work. This surname of LENGYEL is a Hungarian nickname for someone who had come from Poland, a Pole. Other spellings of the name include LENGEL, LENGYL and LENGLE. Nicknames usually originated as a by-name for someone by describing their appearance, personal disposition or character but which became handed down through the ages and did not apply to their descendants.The Hungarian language is quite distinct from its Germanic and Slavonic neighbours, and is of Finno-Ugric rather than European origin, and so it is related to Finnish. However, the strongest cultural influence in historical times has been German, and the pattern of Hungarian surnames is similar to that found in Germany and Austria. In the 19th century, surnames ending in 'Y' came to be considered more aristocratic than those ending in 'I', although it has been shown that the alternation between these two letters depended on the whim of a clerk, and had no connection with rank. Noted in the Scranton Diocesan Directory of 12th September, 1868 was the Rev. Andrew LENGEL, who presided over Corpus Christi at Montdale. Hungarian heraldry shows a marked preference for charges or devices associated with the Turkish wars which were a feature of Hungarian history from the 15th to the 18th centuries. A great number of all Hungarian armorial bearings feature a decapitated Turk's head, moustached and turbanned. Sabres, swords and lances are brandished and lions, gryphons or horsemen are all depicted in a fiery and war-like manner. The Unicorn depicted in the arms is an imaginary animal, represented as having the head, neck and body of a horse, the legs of a buck, the tail of a lion and a long straight horn growing out of the middle the the forehead.
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