Show ContentsJahncke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Jahncke is derived from the popular first name "Johann," and simply means "son of Johann."

Early Origins of the Jahncke family

The surname Jahncke was first found in Plauen, in the eastern part of Saxony, where Johannes Jahn, the first recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1475.

Early History of the Jahncke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jahncke research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1475, 1591, 1609, 1641, 1663, 1724, 1763, 1778, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Jahncke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jahncke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Janke, Jahnke, Jancke, Jahncke, Jahn, Jahnicke, Janisch, Jahnich and many more.

Early Notables of the Jahncke family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Jahncke at this time were Sigismund Janke (1609-1663), a theologian and poet, Johann Gottfried Janke (1724-1763), an artist, Frederick Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), a physical educationist known...
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United States Jahncke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jahncke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Jahncke, aged 25, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Johann Jahncke, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jahncke (post 1700) +

  • Barton Jahncke (1939-1968), American gold medalist sailor at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960), United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1929 to 1933
  • Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960), American Republican politician, Engineer; president, Jahncke Dry Docks, New Orleans; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1932, 1936 (alternate) [2]

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook