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Claunck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the distinguished German surname Claunck 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."

Early Origins of the Claunck family


The surname Claunck 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 Claunck was Heinrich Glungg, who lived in Villingen in 1320.

Early History of the Claunck family


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Claunck Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Claunck family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Claunck family to the New World and Oceana


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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