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The Klingenberg surname is generally considered to be a habitational name, taken on from any of several place names, located in Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony, and Franconia.

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The surname Klingenberg was first found in Switzerland, 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clinkunbroomer, Clingenberg, Klingelbach, Klingenberg, Klinkhamer, Klinkenbaum, Clingenbaum and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klingenberg research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1646 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Klingenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Klingenberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klingenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Chr Aug Klingenberg, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Heinr Klingenberg, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Bern Klingenberg, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Gerh Klingenberg, who arrived in America in 1848-1849
  • Albert Klingenberg, who arrived in New York, NY in 1871


Klingenberg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Alf Klingenberg, who came to Kansas in 1906

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  • William Klingenberg, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1892, 1894
  • Jess F. Klingenberg, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 4th District, 1956
  • Arnold Klingenberg, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Gladstone, Michigan, 1915


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  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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The Klingenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klingenberg 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.

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