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Jenckes Early Origins



The surname Jenckes was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat in the 13th century. The name could have also been a baptismal name as in "son of John" which was a diminutive of Jenkin and this was later modified to Jenks and Jinks. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Jenckes Spelling Variations


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Jenckes Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Jenckes has been spelled many different ways, including Jenks, Jenkes, Jinks, Jinkes, Chenks, Chenkes and others.

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Jenckes Early History


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Jenckes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenckes research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1439, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1602, 1682, 1654, 1632, 1717, 1645, 1671, 1656, 1740, 1656 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Jenckes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jenckes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jenckes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Joseph Jencks I (1602-1682), early American settler in Lynn, Massachusetts, he was awarded the first patent in North America by the General Court of Massachusetts, for making scythes. In 1654 he built the first fire engine in North Ameri ca. His son, Joseph Jencks II (1632-1717)...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jenckes 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Jenckess to arrive in North America:

Jenckes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Jenckes, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1643

Jenckes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. F.H. Jenckes, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Frank H. Jenckes, aged 53, who settled in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1913
  • Mabel Jenckes, aged 51, who emigrated to Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1913
  • Julia D. Jenckes, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1916
  • Frederick L. Jenckes, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jenckes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Jenckes, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • John Jenckes, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Nathan Jenckes, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Step Jenckes, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • William Jenckes, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Jenckes Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Helen Jenckes, aged 54, who settled in Sherbrooke, Canada, in 1921
  • John M. Jenckes, aged 55, who emigrated to Sherbrooke, Canada, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenckes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenckes (post 1700)



  • Virginia E. Jenckes (1877-1975), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Waldo N. Jenckes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • Virginia Ellis Jenckes (1877-1975), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1933-39
  • Thomas Allen Jenckes (1818-1875), American Republican politician, Member of Rhode Island State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1863-71
  • Joseph S. Jenckes, American politician, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1934-36
  • Frederick L. Jenckes, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1916
  • Edwin T. Jenckes, American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention from St. Johns County, 1838-39
  • Thomas Jenckes (1818-1875), United States Congressional representative for the State of Rhode Island
  • Marcien Jenckes, the Chief Executive Officer for Voxant, Inc, a new media company in Reston, Virginia

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Jenckes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jenckes 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.

This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 10:23.

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