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Early Origins of the Chenks family


The surname Chenks was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat in the 13th century. The name could have also been a baptismal name as in "son of John" which was a diminutive of Jenkin and this was later modified to Jenks and Jinks. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Early History of the Chenks family

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Early History of the Chenks family


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Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1439, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1602, 1682, 1654, 1632, 1717, 1645, 1671, 1656, 1740, 1656 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Chenks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chenks Spelling Variations

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Chenks Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Chenks include Jenks, Jenkes, Jinks, Jinkes, Chenks, Chenkes and others.

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Early Notables of the Chenks family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Chenks family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Joseph Jencks I (1602-1682), early American settler in Lynn, Massachusetts, he was awarded the first patent in North America by the General Court of Massachusetts, for making scythes. In 1654 he built the first fire engine in North America. His son, Joseph Jencks II (1632-1717)...
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Migration of the Chenks family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Chenks family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chenks or a variant listed above: Frank H. Jenckes, aged 53, who arrived at Ellis Island destined for Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1913; Frederick L. Jenckes, aged 39, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1916.

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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