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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.

Zinke Early Origins



The surname Zinke 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.

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Zinke Spelling Variations


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Zinke Spelling Variations



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

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Zinke Early History


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Zinke Early History



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

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Zinke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zinke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Zinke 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:

Zinke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Zinke, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Joh Zinke, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Julius Zinke, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Julius Zinke, who came to Allegany County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zinke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zinke (post 1700)



  • Ryan Keith Zinke (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana (2015-), United States Secretary of the Interior Nominee
  • Clara Louise Zinke (1909-1978), American tennis player active in the early 20th century; in 1926, she won more total titles (12) than any other woman in tournament history
  • Olaf Zinke (b. 1966), East German former speed skater, gold medalist at the 1992 Winter Olympics
  • Annelore Zinke (b. 1958), German gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist gymnast
  • Heiko Zinke, East German gold, silver and bronze medalist sprint canoer at the 1985 World Championships in Mechelen, Belgium
  • Dr. Martin Zinke, Canadian physicist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Zinke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zinke 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 24 January 2017 at 09:29.

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