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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Schenck, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Silesia. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.

Schenck Early Origins



The surname Schenck was first found in Silesia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from the 13th century onwards. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The name Schenck was associated with service to many princely families, and several bearers of the name achieved prominent positions, such as Werner Schenck von Reicheneck, who was bishop of Bamberg in 1329.

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Schenck Spelling Variations


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Schenck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schenck, Schenk, Schencken, Schencker, Schenken, Schenker, Schaenker and many more.

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Schenck Early History


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Schenck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schenck research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1764, 1660, 1711, 1788 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Schenck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schenck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schenck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Schenck were Schenk von Limburg (middle of 13th century), who was a noted German poet in the service of the Hohenstaufen Kings. Schenk von Lisseburg was also a poet...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schenck 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:

Schenck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Schenck, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Jan Marteuse Schenck, who arrived in New York in 1650
  • Roelof Martense Schenck, who arrived in New York in 1650
  • Roelof Martinsen Schenck, who landed in New Jersey in 1650
  • Johannes Schenck, who arrived in New York in 1684-1685
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schenck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Schenck, who arrived in Lancaster Pennsylvania in 1709
  • Michael Schenck came to Philadelphia in 1727
  • Michell Schenck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Peter Andrew Schenck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Andreas Schenck came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schenck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John M Schenck, who landed in Maryland in 1831
  • Frederick G Schenck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Leopold Schenck arrived in Texas in 1848 at the age of 30
  • Minnie Schenck, who arrived in Minnesota in 1849
  • C S Schenck, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schenck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schenck (post 1700)



  • Robert C. Schenck (1809-1890), American Civil War general and U.S. Congressman
  • Paul F. Schenck (1899-1968), U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Joseph Schenck (1878-1961), pioneer executive of the American film industry
  • Edward J. Schenck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948
  • David K. Schenck, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1838-41
  • David Schenck, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Charles T. Schenck, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920; Candidate for Pennsylvania State Auditor General, 1920
  • Abraham V. Schenck, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Middlesex County, 1883-85
  • Abraham V. Schenck, American politician, Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1855-56
  • Abraham Henry Schenck (1775-1831), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1804-06; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1815-17
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schenck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schenck 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 11 March 2016 at 13:43.

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