Show ContentsBrinks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Brinks surname is of topographic origin, deriving from the Middle Low German word "brinc," which referred to a raised meadow among the low-lying marshlands. No doubt the first bearers of this name lived or worked on a such a piece of land.

Early Origins of the Brinks family

The surname Brinks was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. One early record is of a Johann Brinkeman, resident of Barth, Pomerania in the year 1334.

Early History of the Brinks family

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Brinks Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brinkerhoff, Brinckerhoff, Brinkahoff, Brinkirhoff, Brinker, Brinkman, Brinckman, Brinck, van den Brinck, Vane ten Brinck, Van den Brink, Brink, Brinks and many more.

Early Notables of the Brinks family

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United States Brinks migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brinks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gradus Brinks, who arrived in Minnesota in 1873 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brinks (post 1700) +

  • Winnie Brinks, American politician, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (2013-)
  • Winnie Brinks, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 76th District; Elected 2012 [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook