The Clinkscale 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 Clinkscale family
The surname Clinkscale 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 Clinkscale family
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Clinkscale Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Clinkunbroomer, Clingenberg, Klingelbach, Klingenberg, Klinkhamer, Klinkenbaum, Clingenbaum and many more.
Early Notables of the Clinkscale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clinkscale family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Clinkscale (post 1700)
- Ron Clinkscale (b. 1933), former American CFL football quarterback who played from 1955 to 1958 for the BC Lions and the Calgary Stampeders
- Dextor Clinkscale (b. 1958), former American NFL football safety who played from 1980 to 1986 for the Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts
- Dextor Clinkscale (b. 1958), American NFL football safety who played from 1980 to 1986