Kinker Family History
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Kinker Name Meaning
nickname from an agent derivative of kincken, kichen ‘to gasp or wheeze’ or of kinken ‘to sound’. spelling variant of Middle Dutch quinker, nickname for someone who darted around, from quinken ‘to move quickly, dart’, ‘to flicker or twinkle’. Austrian German: from a derivative of Kink, a variant of Königer, from a Germanic personal name based on kuoni ‘daring’, ‘experienced’ or chunni, kuni ‘race’, ‘people’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press