Trinkle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Trinkle family

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.

Early History of the Trinkle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trinkle research. Another 201 words (14 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Trinkle family (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.

United States Trinkle migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Christian Trinkle, aged 23, who immigrated 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.)

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 [2]
  • Ann Trinkle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008 [2]
  • Albert Trinkle, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Scio Township, Michigan, 1933-34, 1937-53 [2]

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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