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The distinguished German surname Junk is derived from the Middle High German word "juncherre," meaning "a young noble, not yet knighted." This term was often applied to a young man serving at court who would soon be knighted, and it is likely that the term evolved from nickname to surname, and was then passed down along a family line.

Junk Early Origins



The surname Junk was first found in various regions of Germany, and several branches emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Burchardt Junker, listed in the Furstenbergisches Urkundenbuch in 1295. The young Junk family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of medieval society.

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Junk Spelling Variations


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Junk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Junker, Junkher, Juncker, Junkers, Junckherre and others.

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Junk Early History


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Junk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junk research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1373, and 1797 are included under the topic Early Junk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Junk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Junk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Junk 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:

Junk Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Junk, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685

Junk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Junk, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1846
  • August Junk, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Mathias Junk, who landed in America in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Junk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Junk (post 1700)



  • Edwin Junk Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Washington County, 1956
  • Beth Junk, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Junk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Junk 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 28 August 2016 at 19:09.

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