The Clinkscale surname is generally considered to be a habitational name, taken on from any of several place names, located in Schleswig-Holstein,
, and Franconia.
, 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.
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of this family name include: Clinkunbroomer, Clingenberg, Klingelbach, Klingenberg, Klinkhamer, Klinkenbaum, Clingenbaum and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mich'l Clink, who arrived in New York in 1759; Michael Clink, who settled in New York in 1761; Adam Clinkscales, who settled in Baltimore in 1770; Christian, Jr. Clink, who came to Philadelphia in 1817.