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The ancestral home of the Koenig family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Koenig is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a person who was thought to possess regal qualities. The surname Koenig was originally derived from the German word denoting the king, which was given to someone who was successful in sports or other skillful matches.

Koenig Early Origins



The surname Koenig was first found in Alsace, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Koenig Spelling Variations


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Koenig Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Koenig include de Koenig, Koenig, Konnig, Koenig, de Koennig, Konige, Konnige, Konigge and many more.

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Koenig Early History


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Koenig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koenig research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1823, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Koenig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Koenig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koenig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koenig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Koenig, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Koenig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Adam Koenig and Justis Koenig with his wife and two children, all of whom emigrated to America in 1709
  • Marcus Koenig, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Johann Heinrich Koenig, who arrived in America in 1748
  • Michel Koenig, who arrived in America in 1748
  • Juditha Koenig, who landed in America in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koenig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Koenig, who landed in Maryland in 1820
  • Paul Koenig, who arrived in Brazil in 1827
  • Jacobine Koenig, aged 28, landed in America in 1835
  • Johannes Koenig, aged 4, landed in America in 1835
  • Martin Koenig, aged 44, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koenig Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ludwig Koenig, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Friedrich Koenig, Johann Koenig, and Arnold Koenig all came to Canada in 1783

Koenig Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elisabetha Koenig, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koenig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koenig (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Egmont Francis Koenig (1892-1972), American Commanding General of US Base Sections United Kingdom, Normandy & English Channel (1945)
  • Francis H. Koenig, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1894
  • Francis A. Koenig, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1890
  • Edward W. Koenig, American politician, Mayor of Benicia, California, 1957-58
  • Edward G. Koenig, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1964
  • C. August Koenig, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Auburn, New York, 1908-09
  • Blanche Koenig, American Democrat politician, Member of Iowa Democratic State Central Committee, 1971
  • August Koenig, American Democrat politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1891-94, 1903-04
  • Arthur J. D. Koenig, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • Andrew Koenig, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 99th District; Elected 2012
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Koenig


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Suggested Readings for the name Koenig



  • The Anton and Rosina Koenigh Beck Family by Lillie Wasserman.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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