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The ancestral home of the Glückh family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Glückh 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 family who lived near the bell tower of a church. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the German word "glocke," which means "bell," and denotes that the family or original bearer of the name either worked in the bell tower or made bells.

Glückh Early Origins



The surname Glückh was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Glückh Spelling Variations


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Glückh 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 Glückh include Gluck, Glueck, Gluckh, Glueckh, Gluk and others.

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Glückh Early History


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Glückh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glückh research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1705, 1714 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Glückh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glückh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glückh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glückh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Glückh or a variant listed above: Conrad and Johannes Gluck, who came to Philadelphia in 1749 and 1764 respectively; Franz Glueck came with his wife and five children to Texas in 1853..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Glückh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glückh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 September 2013 at 20:44.

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