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Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Kühnel is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Kühnel is derived from the Old German name Conrad, which is composed of the elements "kuoni," meaning "daring" or "brave," and "rad," meaning "counsel."

Kühnel Early Origins



The surname Kühnel was first found in Austria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Kühnel Spelling Variations


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Kühnel Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Kühnel include Kuhn, Kuehn, Kuehne, Kuehnel, Cuhn, Cuehn, Cuehne and many more.

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Kühnel Early History


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Kühnel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kühnel research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1645, 1687, 1700, 1726, 1748, 1770, 1775, 1806, 1849, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Kühnel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kühnel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kühnel Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Kühnel were August Kuehnel (1645-c.1700), who was a distinguished German composer and mastered the viola da gamba. Gottlieb Jakob Kuhn...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kühnel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Kühnel were

Kühnel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann es Kuhnel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Margareth Kuhnel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kühnel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kühnel (post 1700)



  • Alexander H. Kuhnel, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 7th District, 1933, 1934

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kühnel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kühnel 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.

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