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Where did the German Gunkle family come from? What is the German Gunkle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gunkle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gunkle family history?

The Gunkle surname is derived from the Middle High German word "kunkel," which meant "spindle." It is thus supposed that the first bearers of this surname were spindle makers in occupation.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunkel, Kinkel, Kunkel, Kuenkel, Kenkel, Gunkle, Kunkle, Künkel, Kinkle, Künkler, Gunkler and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the family was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. Early records show a Dithart Kunkele, in Gieben in 1356, and a bearer of Kunkerl, who was a Pilgrim in 1379. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gunkle research. Another 162 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1638, 1693, 1703, 1751, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Gunkle History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 38 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gunkle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Herman Kinkel, who came to Maryland in 1720; Peter Kinkle, who came to New York in 1761; Fried Jacob Kinkler, who arrived in Texas in 1846; Heinrich Kinkel, who arrived in North America in 1847.

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The Gunkle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gunkle 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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