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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wilke


German


Wilke Early Origins



The surname Wilke was first found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Wilke Spelling Variations


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Wilke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yilek, Wilk, Wielecki, Wielicki, Wielewicki, Wieliczko, Wielk, Wilczek, Welczek, Wilke and many more.

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Wilke Early History


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Wilke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilke research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1755 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Wilke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilke 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:

Wilke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rudolph Wilke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727

Wilke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Adolph Wilke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Bernh Heinr Wilke, who landed in America in 1838
  • Heinrich Wilke, who landed in America in 1839
  • Karoline Friderike Wilke, aged 36, arrived in America in 1843
  • Herman Wilke, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amelia Wilke, who settled in Montana in 1910
  • Adam Edward Wilke, who arrived in North Dakota in 1917

Wilke Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Wilke, who arrived in Canada in 1905

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilke (post 1700)



  • Robert J. Wilke (1914-1989), American Golden Boot Award winning film and television actor who appeared in 299 titles, known primarily for his roles as villains in Westerns
  • Julius August Robert Wilke (1860-1914), American sailor during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor
  • Hannah Wilke (1940-1993), born Arlene Hannah Butter, an American painter, sculptor, photographer and video artist
  • Rudolf Wilke (1873-1908), German caricaturist and illustrator
  • Christian Gottlob Wilke (1786-1854), German theologian
  • Kristof Wilke (b. 1985), German four-time gold and two-time silver medalist rower
  • Birthe Wilke (b. 1936), popular Danish singer of the 1950s

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Wilke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilke 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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