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From the historical and enchanting region of Austria emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Finck family. Originally, the Austrian people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Austria is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an "eke-name," or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Finck is a nickname type of surname for a cheerful person who sings songs. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the German word fink, which means finch, which is a type of small bird.

Finck Early Origins



The surname Finck was first found in Austria, 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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Finck Spelling Variations


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Finck 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 Finck include Finck, Fincke, Finckl (Bavaria), Finncke, Fink, Finke, Finkl, Finke and many more.

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Finck Early History


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Finck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Finck research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1527, 1718, 1766, 1783, 1792, 1820, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Finck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Finck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Finck Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Finck were Heinrich Finck (1445-1527), who was composer and court musician for both Polish and German princes. Friedrich August von...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Finck 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



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Finck or a variant listed above:

Finck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Finck, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Frantz Finck, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Frantz Finck came to New York State in 1710-11
  • Johann Wilhelm Finck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johann Nickel Finck, aged 33, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Karl Friedrich Finck, aged 32, arrived in America in 1839
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Finck, aged 29, landed in America in 1839
  • John Finck, who landed in Ohio in 1840
  • Katharine Josefa Finck, who arrived in South America in 1847
  • A Finck, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Finck Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Friedrich Finck, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Johann Finck, aged 11, arrived in New York, NY in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Finck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Finck (post 1700)



  • William Edward Finck (1822-1901), American politician, Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1863-67, 1874-75; Democratic Candidate for justice of Ohio State Supreme Court, 1868
  • Edward Finck, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1933, 1934
  • Andrew Finck Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tryon County, 1782-83; Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1783-87
  • Robin Finck (b. 1971), American rock guitarist who worked with Guns N' Roses and Nine Inch Nails
  • Hermann Finck (1527-1558), German composer, music theorist and organist of the Renaissance
  • Werner Finck (1902-1978), German comedian
  • Heinrich Finck (1445-1527), German composer
  • Friedrich August von Finck (1718-1766), Prussian soldier and writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Finck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Finck 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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