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The distinguished German surname Klinke comes from the northern province of Schleswig-Holstein, and has several possible origins. Firstly, the name may be derived from the German word "kling," meaning "moving stream, valley, or gorge"; in this case, the name would have been originally borne by someone who dwelt near a rushing stream or ravine. Alternatively, the surname may be derived from a place name; the original bearer of the name may have been someone who moved from the city of Klink in Mecklenburg to the Schleswig-Holstein region.

Klinke Early Origins



The surname Klinke was first found in the northern cities of Schleswig-Holstein, where the name was first recorded. The earliest known bearer of the name was Johans der Klinge, who lived in Freiburg in 1286. The young Klinke family was instrumental during these early times, playing an important role in the development of the medieval society of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Klinke Spelling Variations


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Klinke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klink, Klinke, Klinck, Klincke, Kling, Klinge and others.

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Klinke Early History


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Klinke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klinke research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1324, 1461, 1474, 1787, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Klinke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klinke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klinke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klinke 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: Johann Jacob Klinck and his family, who came from Württemberg to Pennsylvania in 1754; Georg Klinck, who was one of the Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence, recorded in American in 1783.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klinke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klinke (post 1700)



  • Preston Klinke, American co-founder of Klinke Brothers Ice Cream Company, Memphis, Tennessee, supplier to 208 Baskin Robbins stores

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. 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).
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    The Klinke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klinke 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 26 December 2013 at 08:53.

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