Kinkle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kinkle 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.

Early Origins of the Kinkle family

The surname Kinkle 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.

Early History of the Kinkle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinkle research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1638, 1693, 1703, 1751, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Kinkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kinkle Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kinkle family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kinkle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Kinkle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kinkle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Kinkle, who settled in New York in 1761


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