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The Kenkel surname is derived from the Middle High German word "kunkel," which meant "spindle." It is thus supposed that the first bearers of this surname were spindle makers in occupation.

Kenkel Early Origins



The surname Kenkel was first found in Bavaria, where the family was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. Early records show a Dithart Kunkele, in Gieben in 1356, and a bearer of Kunkerl, who was a Pilgrim in 1379. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kenkel Spelling Variations


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Kenkel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunkel, Kinkel, Kunkel, Kuenkel, Kenkel, Gunkle, Kunkle, Künkel, Kinkle, Künkler, Gunkler and many more.

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Kenkel Early History


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Kenkel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kenkel research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1638, 1693, 1703, 1751, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Kenkel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kenkel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kenkel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kenkel 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 or some of its variants were: Herman Kinkel, who came to Maryland in 1720; Peter Kinkle, who came to New York in 1761; Fried Jacob Kinkler, who arrived in Texas in 1846; Heinrich Kinkel, who arrived in North America in 1847.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. 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).
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Kenkel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kenkel 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 17 June 2014 at 07:45.

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