local surname; more specifically, it is a topographical surname, derived from a feature of the physical geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old German word for ravine or gorge.
Early Origins of the Clingen family
Feudal System and the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Hugo der Clingere of Breisgau (c.1200,) Heydeke bei dem Clinghe of Quedlinburg in the Harz Mountains (c.1300,) Clingeler of Wuerttemberg (c.1283,) and Heincz in der Clingen of Wuerzburg (c.1409).
Early History of the Clingen family
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Clingen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kling, Klingel, Klinge, Klinger, Klingler, Klingen, Klingle, Klingele, Klinghe, Clinghe, Cling, Clingel, Clinge, Clinger, Clingere, Clingen, Clingle, Clingeler, Klingeler, Klinglin and many more.
Early Notables of the Clingen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clingen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Conrad Kling, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1709; as did Christian and Georg Kling in 1732; Christian Clinger at age 26 in 1732; John Henrick Klinger and Dewald Klingler in 1738.
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