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Multiple Origins for the Surname Jahnke


German


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

Jahnke Early Origins



The surname Jahnke 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.

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Jahnke Spelling Variations


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Jahnke Spelling Variations



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

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Jahnke Early History


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Jahnke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jahnke research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1475, 1591, 1609, 1641, 1663, 1724, 1763, 1778, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Jahnke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jahnke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jahnke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Jahnke 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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jahnke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jahnke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jahnke, aged 32, landed in Pennsylvania in 1787

Jahnke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J F E Jahnke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Carl August Jahnke, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Jahnke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Auguste Jahnke, who arrived in Chile in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jahnke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jahnke (post 1700)



  • William F. Jahnke (b. 1883), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 22nd District, 1922, 1934; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1927-32
  • Herbert O. Jahnke, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 4th District, 1974
  • Franklin M. Jahnke (b. 1900), American Republican politician, Dairy farmer; Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Green Lake and Waushara counties, 1957-68
  • Kurt Albert Jahnke (1882-1945), German-American intelligence agent and saboteur active both during World War I and World War II
  • Ryan Jahnke (b. 1978), American figure skater
  • Gerburg Jahnke (b. 1955), German comedian
  • Hugo Jahnke (1886-1939), Swedish gymnast
  • Cat Jahnke (b. 1980), Canadian singer-songwriter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Jahnke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jahnke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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