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Multiple Origins for the Surname Jenks


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Jenks Early Origins



The surname Jenks 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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Jenks Spelling Variations


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Jenks Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jenks family name include Jenks, Jenkes, Jinks, Jinkes, Chenks, Chenkes and others.

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Jenks Early History


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Jenks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenks 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 Jenks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jenks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jenks 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 Jenks 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jenks surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Jenks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Jenks, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1643
  • William Jenks, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • Richard Jenks, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1666

Jenks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Jenks, who arrived in Ohio in 1798

Jenks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theodore Jenks, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James Jenks, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Jenks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Jenks, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Edward Jenks, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Josiah Jenks, English Convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Jenks Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca Jenks arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
  • David Jenks arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
  • Rebecca Jenks arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870
  • Fanny Jenks arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870
  • Eveline Jenks arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenks (post 1700)



  • Francis Henry Jenks (1838-1894), American 19th century theater critic
  • William Jackson Jenks (1870-1960), American 70 year veteran of railroading
  • Almet Francis Jenks (1853-1924), American lawyer and politician
  • Arthur Whipple Jenks (1863-1922), American Episcopal theologian
  • Dave Jenks, American author and businessperson
  • Arthur Byron Jenks (1866-1947), U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
  • Phineas Jenks (1781-1851), American medical doctor and a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Alden Jenks (b. 1940), American composer
  • C. Wilfred Jenks (1909-1973), English international lawyer and director-general of the International Labour Organization
  • Walter Jenks (1864-1935), English eminent Anglican priest
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Jenks


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Suggested Readings for the name Jenks



  • Genealogy of the Jenks Family of Newport N.H. by George Edwin Jenks.

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Jenks Family Crest Products


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Jenks Family Crest Products




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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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Jenks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jenks 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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