Junker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Junker 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.

Early Origins of the Junker family

The surname Junker 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 Junker family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of medieval society.

Important Dates for the Junker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junker research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1373, and 1797 are included under the topic Early Junker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Junker Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Junker family (pre 1700)

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Junker migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Junker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Junker, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Heinrich Peter Junker, who arrived in Brazil in 1846 [1]
  • Phillip Junker, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Wilhelm Junker, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Franz Johann Junker, aged 45, who arrived in America in 1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Junker (post 1700)

  • Howard Junker, American writer and the author of An Old Junker
  • Steven Norbert Junker (b. 1935), former American football tight end
  • Willis E. Junker, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1978 [2]
  • J. E. Junker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 [2]
  • Hugo Junker (1859-1935), innovative German engineer
  • Hermann Junker (1877-1962), well-known Egyptologist
  • Heinrich Junker (b. 1911), German (Bavarian) politician
  • Albert Junker (b. 1908), German professor of Roman philosophy
  • Steve Junker (b. 1972), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Carl Junker (1827-1882), Austrian engineer and architect
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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