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The name almost surely comes from the Middle High German word "zinke," meaning "a tip," or "point," but the reason that name was given is somewhat uncertain. There are three main possibilities and the most likely of these is that the name was given to someone who lived on a pointed piece of land, either a point of land by a body of water or a small, pointed hill. Another possibility is that is was a nickname for someone with a very pointy nose. The word "zinke" was also used for a cornet; so the name might have been given to someone who played that musical instrument.

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The surname Zink was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zink, Zinke, Zincke, Zingg, Sink, Sinke, Synk and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zink research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Zink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zink Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rudolf Zink, who arrived in New York in 1709 with his wife and four children
  • Rudolf Zink, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Gottlieb Zink, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Zink Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Zink, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Nikolaus Zink, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Phillip Zink, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845
  • Carl Zink, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Heinrich Theodor Zink, who arrived in America in 1854
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Zink Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Zink is listed among German mercenaries in Quebec in 1776
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  • John Jacob Zink (1886-1952), American architect of movie houses
  • Walter Noble Zink (1898-1964), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Charles DeWayne Zink (1925-2006), American television personality and film actor
  • Nicolaus Zink (1812-1887), German-born, American founder of Sisterdale, Texas
  • Mildred A. Zink, American politician, Mayor of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1987
  • John George Zink, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920
  • Homer C. Zink, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Essex County, 1939-41
  • George L. Zink, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Earl T. Zink (1923-1984), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 6th District, 1961
  • Charles E. Zink, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940
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  • The Making of an American Family (including Zinc Family) by Ann Zink Beck.
  • Sink Descendants, Jacob Zinck Pioneer: Zinck, Zink, and Sink.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Zink Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zink 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.

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