Klink Family History
Klink Name Meaning
German: topographic name from Slavic klink, a diminutive of klin ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘wedge’. German: topographic name (see Klinge 1, 2). German: habitational name from places named Klink or Klinke in Rhineland, Mecklenburg, Silesia, or East Prussia. German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of door fittings or for a border or customs officer, from Middle High German, Middle Low German klinke ‘barrier’, also ‘latch’, ‘door handle’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of iron door latches and the like, from Middle Dutch clinke ‘bolt’, ‘strap’, ‘door handle’. Compare 5 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press