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Kurk Early Origins



The surname Kurk was first found in Austria, where the name Gurck became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Kurk Spelling Variations


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Kurk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gurck, Gurk, Curk, Kirk, Kurk, Kurck, Curck, Görck, Gorcken, Gorcher, Gerck and many more.

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Kurk Early History


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Kurk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kurk research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 186 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Kurk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kurk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kurk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kurk 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: Joannes Gurk, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1728; Agnes Kirk, who was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1773; Adam Kurck, who was naturalized in New York in 1836.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Kurk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kurk 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 4 March 2014 at 14:24.

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