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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Henkel, Henke, Henkell and others.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. 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 Hinkel research. Another 107 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 182 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Hinkel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hinkel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hinkel Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Conrad Hinkel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Hans Loenhart Hinkel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Hinkel Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Otto Hinkel, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • Henry Hinkel, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Kath Hinkel, aged 25, arrived in America in 1854
  • Frederick Hinkel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Adam Hinkel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875


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  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Hinkel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinkel 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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