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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."


Early Origins of the Klunk family


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.

Early History of the Klunk family


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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.

Early Notables of the Klunk family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Klunk family to the New World and Oceana


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

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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