Schinkel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Schinkel family originated in Bavaria, Germany. As hereditary surnames were adopted in that area beginning in the 12th century, people were often identified by the kind of work they did. Schinkel is an occupational name for a cup bearer or server of wine. The name stems from the Old German word "scenko," which means "cup."

Early Origins of the Schinkel family

The surname Schinkel was first found in Bavaria, where this distinguished family established itself.

Early History of the Schinkel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schinkel research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1771, 1786, 1813, 1845, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Schinkel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schinkel Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Schinkel include Schenkel, Schenkell, Schenckel, Schaenkel, Schaenkell, Schanckel, Schankel, Schankell, Shankel, Shankell and many more.

Early Notables of the Schinkel family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schinkel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Schinkel migration to the United States +

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Schinkel or a variant listed above:

Schinkel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Schinkel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schinkel (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth Calvin "Ken" Schinkel (1932-2020), Canadian professional ice hockey right wing and coach


  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)


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