Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Tranke family. The Tranke surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Franconia.
Early Origins of the Tranke family
Early History of the Tranke family
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Early Notables of the Tranke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tranke family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Tranke or a variant listed above: Christoph Trenkel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738. Stephen Trenkel also came in that year, as did Christophel Trenkle at the age of 48. Johannes Tranck arrived in Philadelphia in 1750.
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