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Funcken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient and distinguished surname Funcken 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.

Early Origins of the Funcken family


The surname Funcken 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 Funcken 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 Funcken 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.

Early History of the Funcken family


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Funcken Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Funcken family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Funcken family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Funcke and his wife Anna Juliana Clemens, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with two daughters Anna Catharina and Elisabetha, Anna Funk, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738.

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