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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Trinkle family. The Trinkle surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Franconia.

Trinkle Early Origins



The surname Trinkle was first found in Franconia, where the name appeared as early as the 13th century, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Trinkle Spelling Variations


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Trinkle 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 Trinkle include Trenk, Trenck, Trencke, Traenck, Trenke, Trank, Tranke, Tranck, Trancke, Tranckner, Traenkel (Baden), Traenkler, Trenkel (Baden), Trenkle (Baden), Traenkner (Saxony), Trenkner (Saxony), Trenker, Drenker (Hamburg and many more.

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Trinkle Early History


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Trinkle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trinkle research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1783, 1798, 1533, 1652, 1655, 1711 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Trinkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trinkle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trinkle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trinkle 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



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 Trinkle or a variant listed above:

Trinkle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pauline Trinkle, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Rudolf Trinkle, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1897

Trinkle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Trinkle, who landed in Arkansas in 1903
  • Christian Trinkle, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Hankertsmickle, Germany, in 1907
  • Elbert Trinkle, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Gladys Trinkle, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Helen Trinkle, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trinkle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trinkle (post 1700)



  • William Trinkle, American son of a prominent Wytheville family in Virginia who had Trinkle Mansion built in 1790
  • Jeffrey C. Trinkle, American Professor and former Chair of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, former research scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fellow of the IEEE in 2010
  • Kenneth Wayne Trinkle (1919-1976), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played from 1943 to 1949
  • Elbert Lee Trinkle (1876-1939), American politician, 49th Governor of Virginia from 1922 to 1926
  • Elbert Lee Trinkle (1876-1939), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 5th District, 1916-21; Governor of Virginia, 1922-26; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924, 1928
  • Ann Trinkle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008
  • Albert Trinkle, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Scio Township, Michigan, 1933-34, 1937-53

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Trinkle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trinkle 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 10 November 2015 at 11:08.

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