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Where did the German Funck family come from? What is the German Funck family crest and coat of arms? When did the Funck family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Funck family history?The ancient and distinguished surname Funck is of German origin. It is derived from the Middle High German "funke," meaning "spark," and was most likely originally used to denote a blacksmith. Alternatively, it may have originally been bestowed as a nickname to indicate a very lively person.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Funck, Funcke, Funcken, Funk, Funke, Funken, Funkh, Funckenheim, Funckner, Funkhauser and many more.
First found in Baden, as well as the Rhineland and Pomerania, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the areas. The young Funck family declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending its influence in struggles for power and status within the region. It branched into many houses, and its contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the Funck family emerged independently in various areas of Germany. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was a knight called Funke, who was living in the town of Rüdesheim in 1280.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Funck research. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1504, 1539, 1646, 1666, 1723, 1736, 1746, 1786, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Funck History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 30 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Funck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Funck Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Funck Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Funck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Funck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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