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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Kohnke, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, known for its beauty, industry and military power. The name originated as a short form of the personal name Konrad, an Old German emperor's name.

Kohnke Early Origins



The surname Kohnke was first found in West Prussia, where the family emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century 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 name originated as a short form of Konrad, an Old German emperor's name.

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Kohnke Spelling Variations


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Kohnke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cohen, Cohn, Coehn, Coen, Kohen, Kohn, Koehn, Koehne, Cone, Kone, Koehnle, Coehnle, Coen, Koen, Coene, Koene, Coener, Koener, Coehner and many more.

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Kohnke Early History


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Kohnke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kohnke research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1806, 1837, 1842, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Kohnke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kohnke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kohnke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable figures of the period with the name Kohnke were members of the Koehn von Jaski family, who distinguished themselves in politics and military services. One Koehn von Jaski, the Lord of Wittichwalde, became the director of regional affairs (Landes-Director) and regional advisor for the district of Mohrungen in 1806, while...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kohnke 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: Abraham Koen, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1733. Moses Kohen came to Philadelphia in 1839; J.A. Cohen settled in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850; while Adolph Cohen settled in Philadelphia in 1876. Christian Koene arrived in Philadelphia in 1880.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohnke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohnke (post 1700)



  • Michael Kohnke (b. 1967), American graphic designer, type designer, and cartographer
  • Peter Kohnke (1941-1975), sports shooter and Olympic Champion for Germany

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kohnke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kohnke 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 September 2011 at 11:05.

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