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The origin of the name is the southern German form "Meinhardt," which is a compound of "strength" (Mein) and "bravery" (Hardt).

Meincke Early Origins



The surname Meincke was first found in Pomerania, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Chronicles first mention Meyne Meynen of Barth in Pomerania in 1415, and Heinrich Meyneking of Hanover in 1311. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Meincke Spelling Variations


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Meincke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meinecke, Meincke, Meinke, Meineken, Meineking, Meinhard, Meinhold, Meininger, Meinart, Meinert, Meinhardt, Mein, Meine, Meinen, Meins, Meiner, Main, Mains, Mainer and many more.

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Meincke Early History


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Meincke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meincke research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1350, 1704, 1727, 1775, 1797, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Meincke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meincke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meincke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meincke 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 were:

Meincke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolf Henrik Meincke, aged 40, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Ernst Meincke, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Carl, Ernst, and Julie Meincke came to Texas in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meincke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meincke (post 1700)



  • Ernst Meincke (b. 1942), German actor, known for Berühmte Ärzte der Charité: Der kleine Doktor (1981), Die Heinitzer (1965) and Sachsens Glanz und Preußens Gloria-Aus dem siebenjährigen Krieg (1985)
  • Gudrun Meincke (b. 2011), German actress, known for The Three Musketeers, Ausgerechnet Sex! and Verbotene Liebe (1995)
  • Fritz Carl Viggo Meincke (1902-1959), Danish composer, revue author, theater manager and actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. 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).
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Meincke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meincke 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 25 November 2015 at 08:14.

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