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Kahkenback History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Kahkenback is a nickname surname; it is derived from a nickname given to the original bearer. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the nickname is derived from the German word "kahl," which means "bald."

Early Origins of the Kahkenback family


The surname Kahkenback was first found in Lusatia, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles of Silesia include Nickel Kaler of Glatz (c.1384,) and Frenczel Kaler of Goerlitz (c.1434).

Early History of the Kahkenback family


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Kahkenback Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kahlen, Kahllen, Kahkenbach and others.

Early Notables of the Kahkenback family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kahkenback family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Clothilde Kahlen, who came to America in 1849; Mary Kahlen, who came to New York, NY in 1854; and Heinrich Kahlenbach, who came to New York, NY in 1851..

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