The ancestral home of the Dinekle family is in the German state of Bavaria
. The name Dinekle 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, Dinekle 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 Dinekle 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 Dinekle family
The surname Dinekle 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 Dinekle family
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Dinekle 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 Dinekle include Dinkel, Dinckels, Dinckel, Dinckle, Dinkler, Dinckelmann, Dinkelman, Tinkel, Tinckel and many more.
Early Notables of the Dinekle family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Dinekle 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 Dinekle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dinekle family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Michael Dinckel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752. Jacob Dinkel arrived in Philadelphia in 1836; while John Dinkel landed in Philadelphia in 1860.