Juncker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the distinguished German surname Juncker lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the Middle High German term "junc herre," which literally means "young gentleman;" however, the term was commonly applied to a man of gentle birth who was not yet ranked with the nobility, such as a young man who had not yet been knighted, or the son of a noble lady who had married a man of a lower class.
Early Origins of the Juncker family
The surname Juncker was first found in Swabia, where it is thought to have first emerged. The first known bearers of the name were Berhtoldus and Burchardus dicti Junkerer, who were burghers in Uberlingen in 1295. The young Juncker family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation, and played a major role in the development of medieval Swabian society.
Early History of the Juncker family
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Juncker Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Juncker, Junker, Yunker, Junkers, Yunkers, Junkher, Junkherer and many more.
Early Notables of the Juncker family (pre 1700)
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Juncker migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Juncker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Juncker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744 
- Simon Juncker, who arrived in America in 1750-1753 
- Johann Ernst Juncker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 
- Peter Juncker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 
- Caspar Juncker, who landed in America in 1780 
Contemporary Notables of the name Juncker (post 1700) +
- Christian Juncker, better known by his mononym Juncker, a Danish pop singer, songwriter and guitarist
- Henry Damian Juncker (1809-1868), French-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, 1st Bishop of Alton, Illinois (1857-1868)
- Jean-Claude Juncker (b. 1954), Luxembourg-born politician, the 12th and current President of the European Commission (2014-), Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1995-2013)
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)