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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)



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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. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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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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