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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kuhnle family. The Kuhnle surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria.

Kuhnle Early Origins



The surname Kuhnle was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Kuhnle became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region and throughout the nation.

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Kuhnle Spelling Variations


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Kuhnle Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Kuhnle include Kuhnle, Kuehnle, Kuhnel, Coonel, Kunel, Kunell, Cunell and many more.

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Kuhnle Early History


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Kuhnle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kuhnle research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1645 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Kuhnle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kuhnle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kuhnle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kuhnle 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kuhnle or a variant listed above:

Kuhnle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Kuhnle arrived in Philadelphia in 1763

Kuhnle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Kuhnle, age 61, settled in Philadelphia with his wife and son in 1804
  • Charles Kuhnle, aged 61, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John Kuhnle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Joseph Kuhnle, aged 27, landed in New York in 1854
  • Joseph Kuhnle arrived in Philadelphia in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuhnle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuhnle (post 1700)



  • Jacob Reimers Kuhnle (1907-1996), Norwegian newspaper editor, awarded the Narvesen Prize in 1961
  • Stein Kuhnle (b. 1947), Norwegian political scientist, son of Jacob R. Kuhnle
  • Corinna Kuhnle (b. 1987), Austrian two-time gold, three-time silver medalist slalom canoeist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kuhnle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kuhnle 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 3 November 2014 at 07:41.

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