The surname Clingman is a 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 Clingman family
The surname Clingman was first found in Swabia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the 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 Clingman family
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Clingman 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 Clingman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clingman 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.