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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)



  • 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
  • Ryan Zinke (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana (2015-)
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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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 25 December 2015 at 23:01.

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