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The Smecke surname is derived from the Upper German word "Schmecke," meaning "taste" or "flavor." As such, the name is thought to have come from a nickname for a gourmet.

Smecke Early Origins



The surname Smecke was first found in Hessen, where a Conrad Smecke was on record in Grünberg in 1311. There was also early reference to a bearer of Smekker, in Iglau, a city in the Czech Republic, in 1415.

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Smecke Spelling Variations


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Smecke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schmecke, Schmecker, Schmeckerl, Smecke and others.

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Smecke Early History


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Smecke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Smecke research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Smecke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Smecke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Smecke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Smecke 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 or some of its variants were: Ludwig Schmecke, a Hessian soldier, on record in North America in 1776; Henrich Schmecking, a Hessian soldier, on record in North America in 1777; Jakob Schmeck, a Hessian soldier, on record in America in 1781.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Smecke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Smecke 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 24 April 2013 at 08:18.

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