The Gloeckner surname is derived from the Middle High German word "glocke," or "glogge," meaning a "bell." The name may have been an occupational
name for someone who rang bells; or it may have come from any of several places named from this word.
Early Origins of the Gloeckner family
The surname Gloeckner was first found in Bohemia, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.
Early History of the Gloeckner family
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Gloeckner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Glocknere, Clocknen, Glocknel, Glockle, Gloeckner, Gloggner, Gloeckler, Gloeckle, Gloeckle, Gloeggl, Glock, Glocke, Glocker, Glockler, Glockh, Glockl, Kloeckner, Kloekker, Klocker, Klockner and many more.
Early Notables of the Gloeckner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gloeckner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gloeckner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Philip Gloeckner who settled in Texas in 1845
- M. Gloeckner who settled in Texas in 1859
- John Gloeckner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Gloeckner (post 1700)
- Phoebe Gloeckner (b. 1960), American cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and novelist, awarded to Guggenheim fellowship (2008) and the Inkpot Award (2000)