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The roots of the distinguished German surname Claunch lie in the province of Hessen. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "glunkern" or "klunkern," meaning "swinging and dangling of a bell," and refers to "a shuffling, slouching, and sluggish person."

Claunch Early Origins



The surname Claunch was first found in Hessen, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the region. From the 13th century onwards, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The first recorded bearer of the surname Claunch was Heinrich Glungg, who lived in Villingen in 1320.

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Claunch Spelling Variations


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Claunch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klunke, Klencke, Klenck, Klenka, Klenge, Glunk, Gluncke, Glungg, Glenck, Claunck, Claunch and many more.

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Claunch Early History


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Claunch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claunch research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1410, 1404, 1460, 1645 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Claunch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Claunch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Claunch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Claunch 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alberdt Klunck, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Adam Klunck, a Waldecker mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Claunch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Claunch (post 1700)



  • Quinton M. Claunch (b. 1921), American musician, songwriter, record producer and record label owner
  • Charles Kenneth Claunch Sr. (1899-1978), American Government Secretary to the United States Virgin Islands (1954)
  • Robert Claunch, American politician, Representative from Mississippi 5th District, 1998
  • Kirk Claunch, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 89th District, 1994
  • Forrest Claunch, American Republican politician, Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives 101st District; Elected 2002
  • Barton F Claunch (b. 1906), American educator

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Claunch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Claunch 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 29 January 2016 at 09:06.

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