Mielke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the German surname Mielke can be traced to the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from the personal name Miel, a diminutive of the name Aemilius, and means "son of Miel."

Early Origins of the Mielke family

The surname Mielke was first found in Rostock, where the name is believed to have first emerged. The earliest known instance of the name occurred in 1292, when Milike was a resident of Rostock. The Mielke family was instrumental during the early Middle Ages as the history of Schleswig-Holstein unfolded.

Important Dates for the Mielke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mielke research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1300, 1822, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Mielke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mielke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mielke, Milike, Miehlke, Mielck, Mileko and others.

Early Notables of the Mielke family (pre 1700)

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Mielke migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mielke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Valeska Mielke, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]

Mielke migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mielke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Mielke, aged 24, who landed in Quebec in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Mielke (post 1700)

  • Gary Roger Mielke (b. 1963), American retired pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Janet Soergel Mielke, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 47th District, 1974 [2]
  • Fred Mielke, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952 [2]
  • Günter Mielke (1942-2010), German long-distance runner
  • Marcus Mielke (b. 1975), German medal-winning rower
  • Bejamin Mielke (b. 1981), German bobsledder
  • Otto Mielke (1906-1958), well-known German writer

Historic Events for the Mielke family

Bismarck
  • Wilhelm Mielke (b. 1921), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [3]
  • Gerhard Mielke (1919-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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