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Welk Early Origins



The surname Welk was first found in Holland, where the name 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. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname 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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Welk Spelling Variations


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Welk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilkenshoff, Wilkens, Wilkenhoff, Wilkenshof, Willkenshoff, Wilckens, Wilckenshoff, Wihlkenshoff, Welkenshoff, Weilkenshoff, Weilkenshoff, Wielkens and many more.

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Welk Early History


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Welk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welk research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1825 is included under the topic Early Welk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Welk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Welk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Welk 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Welk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Welk, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • David Welk, aged 40, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Ludwig Welk, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Welk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Welk (post 1700)



  • Tanya Falan Welk -Roberts (1948-1968), American singer, best known for her appearances on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1968 to 1977
  • Lawrence Welk (1903-1992), American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, creator and host of the The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1982
  • Emil "Ehm" Welk (1884-1966), German journalist, writer, professor and founder of Volkshochschulen

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Welk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Welk 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 13 December 2013 at 10:18.

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