The ancestral home of the Gluckh family is in the German state of Bavaria
. The name Gluckh is an occupational
hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a family who lived near the bell tower of a church. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the German word "glocke," which means "bell," and denotes that the family or original bearer of the name either worked in the bell tower or made bells.
Early Origins of the Gluckh family
The surname Gluckh was first found in Bavaria
, 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.
Early History of the Gluckh family
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Gluckh 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 Gluckh include Gluck, Glueck, Gluckh, Glueckh, Gluk and others.
Early Notables of the Gluckh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gluckh family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gluckh or a variant listed above: Conrad and Johannes Gluck, who came to Philadelphia in 1749 and 1764 respectively; Franz Glueck came with his wife and five children to Texas in 1853..