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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Winkelman. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Winkelman family.

Winkelman Early Origins



The surname Winkelman was first found in the province of the Voigtland, where the name contributed greatly to the development of this emerging nation which would later take an important part in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Chronicles first mention a Hans Winkelman of Breslau in Silesia in 1360, but the oldest branches of the family can be traced back to the Voigtland which later became a province of Prussia.

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Winkelman Spelling Variations


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Winkelman 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 Winkelman include Winckelmann, Winkelmann, Winkelman, Winckelman and others.

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Winkelman Early History


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Winkelman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Winkelman research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1625, 1717, 1721, 1768, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Winkelman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Winkelman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Winkelman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Winkelman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Winkelman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Oswald Winkelman arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Oswald Winkelman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Melchior Winkelman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Winkelman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Winkelman, aged 41, arrived in Texas in 1871
  • Herman Winkelman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Winkelman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Winkelman (post 1700)



  • Stephen R. Winkelman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984
  • Jane Winkelman (b. 1949), American painter
  • Stanley Winkelman (b. 1923), prominent American businessman and retail merchant
  • Pete Winkelman, English football club chairman
  • Henri Gerard Winkelman (1876-1952), Dutch General, commander of the Dutch troops during the German invasion of the Netherlands

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    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Winkelman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Winkelman 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 12 November 2015 at 09:29.

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