The distinguished German surname Huneke is of two distinct origins. Firstly, the name is derived from the German personal name
"Huno," a nickname
for the name "Hunold." In this case, the surname would have been originally borne by the son of someone called Huno. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "huon," meaning "chicken." In this instance, the name would have been originally borne either by a chicken farmer as an occupational
name or by a very talkative person as a nickname.
Early Origins of the Huneke family
The surname Huneke was first found in the region of Holstein, where the name first emerged. The young Huneke family was instrumental during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of the medieval society of Schleswig-Holstein.
Early History of the Huneke family
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Huneke Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Huhn, Hühnle, Huno, Huneken, Huhnchen, Hunne and many more.
Early Notables of the Huneke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huneke family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joh Adam Huhn, who came to Nova Scotia in 1751; Daniel Huhn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1762; Henrich Huhn and Jakob Huhn, Hessian mercenaries who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War.
Contemporary Notables of the name Huneke (post 1700)
- J Philip Huneke Ph.D. (1942-2004), American Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Ohio State University for 35 years
- Kathleen Huneke, American artist
- Ferdinand Huneke (1891-1966), German surgeon credited with being the father of modern neural therapy
- Craig Huneke Ph.D., of the Mathematics Department at the University of Kansas