The surname Klenk was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Important Dates for the Klenk family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klenk research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1867 is included under the topic Early Klenk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Klenk Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Klenk, Klenck, Klenka, Klennk, Klenkk, Kleank, Kleenk, Klank and many more.
Early Notables of the Klenk family (pre 1700)
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Klenk migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Klenk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Georg Adam Klenk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 
Charles Christ Klenk, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 
Casimir Klenk, who arrived in New York, NY in 1882
Apolonia Klenk, aged 31, who settled in America from Fareniowka, in 1898
Klenk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Christian Klenk, aged 38, who landed in America from Gruppenbach, in 1904
Adolf Klenk, aged 7, who settled in America from Gruppenbach, in 1904
Anna Klenk, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Gruppenbach, in 1904
Anna Klenk, aged 25, who landed in America from Backnany, Germany, in 1906
Emilie Klenk, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Hattenhofen, Germany, in 1914
Contemporary Notables of the name Klenk (post 1700)
Paul T. Klenk, American politician, Mayor of Blue Island, Illinois, 1925 
Hans Klenk (1919-2009), German former racing driver, creator of the Klenk-Meteor racing car that competed in the 1954 German Grand Prix
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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