Clinkscales History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Clinkscales 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 Clinkscales family

The surname Clinkscales 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 Clinkscales family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clinkscales research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Clinkscales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clinkscales Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clinkunbroomer, Clingenberg, Klingelbach, Klingenberg, Klinkhamer, Klinkenbaum, Clingenbaum and many more.

Early Notables of the Clinkscales family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Clinkscales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Clinkscales migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clinkscales Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Clinkscales, who settled in Baltimore in 1770
Clinkscales Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ophelia Clinkscales, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Southampton, England [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Clinkscales (post 1700) +

  • Clifford "Cliff" Clinkscales (b. 1984), American professional basketball player
  • William Joseph "Joey" Clinkscales (b. 1964), American football executive and former player, current Director of Player Personnel for the Oakland Raiders
  • James Clinkscales Hill (1924-2017), American jurist, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1981-1989)




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