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Vankirk Early Origins



The surname Vankirk was first found in Austria, where the name Gurck became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Vankirk Spelling Variations


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Vankirk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gurck, Gurk, Curk, Kirk, Kurk, Kurck, Curck, Görck, Gorcken, Gorcher, Gerck and many more.

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Vankirk Early History


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Vankirk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vankirk research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 186 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Vankirk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vankirk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vankirk 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: Joannes Gurk, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1728; Agnes Kirk, who was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1773; Adam Kurck, who was naturalized in New York in 1836.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vankirk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vankirk (post 1700)



  • Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk (b. 1921), American navigator of the "Enola Gay"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Vankirk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vankirk 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 4 March 2014 at 14:24.

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