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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).

Meinecke Early Origins



The surname Meinecke 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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Meinecke Spelling Variations


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Meinecke 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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Meinecke Early History


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Meinecke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meinecke 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 Meinecke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meinecke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meinecke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Meinecke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Meinecke, who landed in New York, NY in 1782
  • Johann Meinecke, who arrived in America in 1783
  • Christian Meinecke, who came to America in 1783

Meinecke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Meinecke arrived there at the same time with his wife Elisa Karsten
  • Charles Meinecke, aged 33, arrived in Missouri in 1839
  • Heinrich Meinecke, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Albert Meinecke, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Ludwig Meinecke came to Texas with his wife and six children in 1846

Meinecke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Johann Meinecke, who came to Canada in 1783
  • Mr. John Meinecke U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meinecke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meinecke (post 1700)



  • Don Meinecke (b. 1930), American former professional basketball player whose 26 disqualifications in his first year is still the NBA single-season record
  • Lillian Meinecke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948
  • Freidrich Meinecke (1862-1954), historian and founder of the Rector of the Free University of Berlin (1948)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Meinecke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meinecke 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.

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