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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).

Meinke Early Origins



The surname Meinke 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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Meinke Spelling Variations


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Meinke 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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Meinke Early History


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Meinke Early History



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

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Meinke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meinke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Meinke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Meinke, who landed in New York, NY in 1867
  • Christina Meinke, aged 46, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Johann Meinke, aged 52, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Johannes Meinke, aged 19, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meinke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meinke (post 1700)



  • Peter Meinke (b. 1932), American poet and author who has published 17 books of poems and short stories, perhaps best known for The Piano Tuner, which won the 1986 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
  • Frank Louis Meinke (1863-1931), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Detroit Wolverines from 1883 to 1887, father of Bob Meinke
  • Robert Bernard "Bob" Meinke (1887-1952), American Major League Baseball shortstop who played two games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1910
  • Ron Meinke, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 25th District, 1996
  • Loretta Meinke, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2000

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Meinke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meinke 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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