Enke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Enke family

The surname Enke was first found in Salzburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Enke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Enke research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1791 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Enke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Enke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Enck, Enk, Enckler, Encke, Enke, Encking, Enking and others.

Early Notables of the Enke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Enke family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Enck, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1743; as did Hans Peter Enck in 1751; and Johann Jacob Enck in 1764; Heinrich Enckler came to Philadelphia in 1863..

Contemporary Notables of the name Enke (post 1700) +

  • Christie G. Enke, American academic chemist, known for her work in electrospray ionization and mass spectrometry
  • Fred A. Enke (1897-1985), American college men's basketball coach
  • Konrad Enke (b. 1934), German swimmer in the 200 m breaststroke event; he won five national titles in 1954-1955 and 1957-1959
  • Karin Enke (b. 1961), German three-time gold, four-time silver Olympic speed skater, active in the 1980s
  • Robert Enke (1977-2009), German international football goalkeeper

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