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Where did the German Junk family come from? What is the German Junk family crest and coat of arms? When did the Junk family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Junk family history?The distinguished German surname Junk is derived from the Middle High German word "juncherre," meaning "a young noble, not yet knighted." This term was often applied to a young man serving at court who would soon be knighted, and it is likely that the term evolved from nickname to surname, and was then passed down along a family line.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Junker, Junkher, Juncker, Junkers, Junckherre and others.
First found in various regions of Germany, and several branches emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Burchardt Junker, listed in the Furstenbergisches Urkundenbuch in 1295. The young Junk family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of medieval society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junk research. Another 177 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1373, and 1797 are included under the topic Early Junk History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Junk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Junk Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Junk Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Junk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Junk 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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