Klinedinst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Klinedinst comes from the German province known as the Rhineland. In pre-medieval times, the German people used only one name, but as the population increased, hereditary surnames became necessary for people to maintain unique identities. Klinedinst is a nickname surname, a style of name based on an eke-name, or added name, that described a characteristic of its original bearer. Klinedinst is a name for a small or short person deriving its origin from the German word "klien," which means "small."
Early Origins of the Klinedinst family
The surname Klinedinst was first found in the Rhineland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Important Dates for the Klinedinst family
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Klinedinst Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Klinedinst include Klein, Kleinn, Kleine, Kleinne, Kleyn, Kleynn, Kline, Clein, Clein, Cline, Kleiner, Klinertz and many more.
Early Notables of the Klinedinst family (pre 1700)
Notables with the name Klinedinst during this period were Daniel Klein (1609-1666), Lutheran pastor and scholar from Tilsit, Duchy of Prussia; and Felix Klein (1849-1925), who was an important German mathematician, founder of the institute of mathematics in Goettingen, and very influential...
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Klinedinst migration to the United States
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Klinedinst were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Klinedinst Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bertha Klinedinst, aged 42, who landed in America from Philadelphia, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Klinedinst (post 1700)
- Nathaniel B. Klinedinst, American Republican politician, Postmaster at York, Pennsylvania, 1930-34 (acting, 1930-31) 
- David P. Klinedinst, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 28th District, 1907-10 
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