The ancestral home of the Dinckelman family is in the German state of Bavaria
. The name Dinckelman is an occupational
hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a farmer or a dealer in spelt, which is a kind of wheat. Spelt, which is a derivative of the Old Germanic word Dinkel, was a grain like barley and wheat that was grown extensively in the German speaking states during the Middle Ages. Spelt was sold as a cereal and formed a large part of the diet at this time. Nonetheless, Dinckelman is also a local
name for a person that came from Dinkelsbuhl, a town in Bavaria
in the south of Germany
. Dinkelsbuhl, which is one of the best preserved medieval towns, dates back to the 14th century. The Dinckelman family possessed vast estates and resided in an elegant feudal
manor. During the Middle Ages, they became a part of the landed aristocracy and they wielded considerable prestige and influence in the region of Bavaria. Nonetheless, the family expanded into other parts of the German territories after the 16th century.
Early Origins of the Dinckelman family
The surname Dinckelman was first found in Bavaria
, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Dinkle became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System. Ancient chronicles first mention one Burkart der Dinkel of the town Villgenau in the year 1370.
Early History of the Dinckelman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinckelman research.Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1858, 1827, 1843, 1846, 1935, 1889, 1910, 1892, 1909, 1912 and 1914 are included under the topic Early Dinckelman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dinckelman Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Dinckelman include Dinkel, Dinckels, Dinckel, Dinckle, Dinkler, Dinckelmann, Dinkelman, Tinkel, Tinckel and many more.
Early Notables of the Dinckelman family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Dinckelman in this period include Christian Dingler (1802-1858) German founder of the "Dinglerwerk" manufacturing business at Zweibrücken in 1827. He invented a version of a Toggle press which he called the "Zweibrücker-press," but more popularly was known as the "Dingler Press." The printing press was... Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dinckelman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dinckelman family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dinckelman or a variant listed above: Michael Dinckel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752. Jacob Dinkel arrived in Philadelphia in 1836; while John Dinkel landed in Philadelphia in 1860.