#1
A few of you may have seen my post the other day in the thread about 'what does you name mean?'
I was wondering if anyone was able to enlighten me, or give me some hints, as to what my last name means.

My last name is Jenke, and for years I had assumed it was a German name. However, I overlooked the fact that my family migrated from Prussia about 170 years ago.
This got me wondering if the Prussian language was different in any way to the German language? (Because, you know, Prussia is now essentially part of Germany and Poland)
Because I can't find any help from German resources, so I can only assume its different in Prussian.

So anyway, can anyone help me out?
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#3
Jenke... Sounds finnish lol.

I wish I had a cool surname =(
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I tried that one, it seems to give an American history on Jenkes. Thanks though.

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Jenke... Sounds finnish lol.

I wish I had a cool surname =(


WIth a Finnish surname that means I'm automatically destined for metal, doesn't it?
#6
It does sound possibly German to me, but definitely sounds more Scandinavian.

My family used to have a german surname, but we changed it during WW2, it was Klouse, now it's Close -_-
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#8
Kensai's post does tell you it says at the top. Its a pet Slavic name for Johan and other German surnames, suggesting it originated from close to the border with Poland and Eastern Europe
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#9
mines Dollar so im guessing that means money right :p

and yes my last name is Dollar
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It does sound possibly German to me, but definitely sounds more Scandinavian.

My family used to have a german surname, but we changed it during WW2, it was Klouse, now it's Close -_-

Same with my Grandfather. I could've had Schmidt in my name, then I'd answer the call of the Volksdeutsche.

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#13
My surname is Smith.

I kind of like having a common surname, I'd like some family name to know what it means though. All my family's surnames are Norwegian.
#14
Jenke clearly means Jenkem.

Mines Mulholland, I've yet to meet another person (other than family members, durr) with the same last name.

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