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The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the ancestors of the Brinck surname. Brinck was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, and they often attached the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from," to the surname. Often, the use of "von" was a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Brinck was a name for someone who lived beside a meadow or grassy pasture. Brinck is a topographic surname, which was a type of local name given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Brinck Early Origins



The surname Brinck was first found in the Rhineland, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name Brink derives originally from the German word that describes a grassy meadow or pasture.

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Brinck Spelling Variations


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Brinck 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 Brinck include Brink, Brinker, Brinck, Brincke, Brinkmann, Brinkman, Brinckmann, Brinckman, Brinckemann and many more.

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Brinck Early History


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Brinck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brinck research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1814, 1835, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Brinck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brinck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brinck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brinck 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 Brinck, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Brinck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lambert Brinck, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1745

Brinck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herm Heinr Brinck, who landed in America in 1813-1820
  • Joh Heinr Brinck, who arrived in America in 1813-1820
  • Jos Brinck, who landed in America in 1836
  • Manuel Brinck, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brinck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brinck (post 1700)



  • Paul C. Brinck, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Camden County, 1864-65
  • Adrian Brinck, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 50th District, 1970

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Brinck Historic Events


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Brinck Historic Events




Hindenburg LZ-129

  • Mr. Birger Brinck (1901-1937), Swedish Writer from Stockholm, Sweden, who was a passenger on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and died in the Airship Fire on May 6, 1937

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    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 Brinck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brinck 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 14:17.

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