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The ancient and distinguished surname Funck is of German origin. It is derived from the Middle High German "funke," meaning "spark," and was most likely originally used to denote a blacksmith. Alternatively, it may have originally been bestowed as a nickname to indicate a very lively person.

Funck Early Origins



The surname Funck was first found in Baden, as well as the Rhineland and Pomerania, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the areas. The young Funck family declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending its influence in struggles for power and status within the region. It branched into many houses, and its contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the Funck family emerged independently in various areas of Germany. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was a knight called Funke, who was living in the town of Rüdesheim in 1280.

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Funck Spelling Variations


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Funck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Funck, Funcke, Funcken, Funk, Funke, Funken, Funkh, Funckenheim, Funckner, Funkhauser and many more.

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Funck Early History


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Funck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Funck research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1723, 1836, 1504, 1539, 1642, 1699, 1666, 1746, 1736 and 1786 are included under the topic Early Funck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Funck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Funck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Funck 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Funck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Katrina Funck, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Peter Funck, who landed in America in 1709
  • Hans Funck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Friederich Funck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Joh Funck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Funck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentin Funck, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War
  • Geo Louis Funck, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Philip Funck, aged 26, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Elis Funck, who arrived in America in 1867
  • Cornel Funck, aged 50, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Funck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Funck (post 1700)



  • Hans Funck (1952-1953), German film editor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. 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 Funck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Funck 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 18 July 2014 at 11:10.

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