Early Origins of the Birck family
The surname Birck was first found in Bohemia, where the name Birken was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. Records show that the name Birken stems originally from the ancient line of Berka which first appeared in Bohemia around 1003. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Birck family
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Birck Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Birken, Birkener, Birkner, Birck, Bircken, Birckner, Birchen, Birch, Birkenstock and many more.
Early Notables of the Birck family (pre 1700)
During this early period, notable bearers of the name Birck included Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer (1800-1868), who was a well-known actress and dramatist. Sixtus Birck (1501-1554) was a schoolteacher who converted to... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Birck family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Katherina Birkin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1731; as did Hans Jacob Birkel in 1733; George Birkenhauer in 1859; and Gregor Birkenstock in 1859. Joseph Birckner, age 21.
Contemporary Notables of the name Birck (post 1700)
- Michael J. Birck (1938-2015), American co-founder and chairman of Tellabs Inc