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Lenk Early Origins



The surname Lenk was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Lenk Spelling Variations


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Lenk Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lenk family name include Lench, Lench, Lenk, Lenke, Lenky, Lenchy and others.

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Lenk Early History


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Lenk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenk research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Lenk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lenk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lenk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lenk 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lenk surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Lenk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Friedr Lenk, who arrived in Peru in 1845
  • Gg Friedr Wilh Lenk, who landed in Peru in 1845
  • Peter Lenk, aged 19, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Karl Lenk, who arrived in New York, NY in 1853
  • Carl Lenk, who landed in Ohio in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lenk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Lenk, who settled in New York, NY in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenk (post 1700)



  • Thomas Loren Lenk (b. 1976), American stage and television actor
  • Arthur Lenk (b. 1964), Israeli fourth Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan

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Lenk Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lenk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lenk 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 15 September 2011 at 10:57.

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