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The roots of the distinguished German surname Klunk lie in the province of Hessen. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "glunkern" or "klunkern," meaning "swinging and dangling of a bell," and refers to "a shuffling, slouching, and sluggish person."

Klunk Early Origins



The surname Klunk was first found in Hessen, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the region. From the 13th century onwards, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The first recorded bearer of the surname Klunk was Heinrich Glungg, who lived in Villingen in 1320.

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Klunk Spelling Variations


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Klunk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klunke, Klencke, Klenck, Klenka, Klenge, Glunk, Gluncke, Glungg, Glenck, Claunck, Claunch and many more.

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Klunk Early History


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Klunk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klunk research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1410, 1404, 1460, 1645 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Klunk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klunk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klunk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klunk 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 were:

Klunk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Klunk, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klunk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klunk (post 1700)



  • Fred G. Klunk (1910-1975), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (alternate), 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Klunk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klunk 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 6 January 2016 at 15:48.

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