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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.

Junker Early Origins



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.

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Junker Spelling Variations


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Junker Spelling Variations



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

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Junker Early History


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Junker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junker research. Another 177 words (13 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.

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Junker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Junker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Junker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Junker, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Heinrich Peter Junker, who arrived in Brazil in 1846
  • Phillip Junker, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Wilhelm Junker, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Franz Johann Junker, aged 45, arrived in America in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Junker (post 1700)


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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
  • J. E. Junker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964
  • 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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    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Junker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Junker 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 15 December 2015 at 20:08.

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