Origins Available: English
The Clink surname is generally considered to be a habitational name, taken on from any of several place names, located in Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony
, and Franconia.
Early Origins of the Clink family
The surname Clink was first found in Switzerland
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Clink family
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Clink Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Clinkunbroomer, Clingenberg, Klingelbach, Klingenberg, Klinkhamer, Klinkenbaum, Clingenbaum and many more.
Early Notables of the Clink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clink family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Clink Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mich'l Clink, who arrived in New York in 1759
- Michael Clink, who settled in New York in 1761
Clink Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christian, Jr. Clink, who settled in Philadelphia in 1817
Clink Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Thomas Clink, who settled in Ontario in 1871