Konings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The ancestral home of the Konings family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Konings is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a person who was thought to possess regal qualities. The surname Konings was originally derived from the German word denoting the king, which was given to someone who was successful in sports or other skillful matches.
Early Origins of the Konings family
The surname Konings was first found in Alsace, where the name 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.
Early History of the Konings family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Konings research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1823, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Konings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Konings Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Konings include de Koenig, Koenig, Konnig, Koenig, de Koennig, Konige, Konnige, Konigge and many more.
Early Notables of the Konings family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Konings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In Netherlands, the name Konings is the 207th most popular surname with an estimated 6,116 people with that name. 
Migration of the Konings family
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Konings were among of the early German families that came to North America: John Adam Koenig and Justis Koenig with his wife and two children, all of whom emigrated to England and/or America in 1709. Jacob Koenig, Katharina Koenig, Elisabeth Koenig, and Abraham Koenig came to America between 1760 and 1764. Friedrich Koenig, Johann Koenig, and Arnold Koenig all came to Canada in 1783. August Koenig (in 1852), Friedke Koenig (in 1849), and Georg Koenig with his wife Dorothea Munk (1846) all emigrated to Texas..
Related Stories +
- ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames