Nickolaus Zink

29 June 1707–1 February 1781 (Age 73)
Rezelsdorf, Weisendorf, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Nickolaus

When Nickolaus Zink was born on 29 June 1707, in Rezelsdorf, Weisendorf, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Christoph Zinck(ens), was 35 and his mother, Margaretha Barbara Schmidt, was 44. He married Margaretha Haag in 1731, in Rezelsdorf, Weisendorf, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bavaria, Germany. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 February 1781, at the age of 73.

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Nickolaus Zink
Margaretha Haag
Marriage: 1731
Andreas Zink
Johannes Zink
Margaretha Zink
Anna Zink
Christoph Zink
Anna Margaretha Zink

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Rezelsdorf, Weisendorf, Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bavaria, Germany


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Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German zinke ‘peak’, acquired either as a topographic name by someone who lived on or near a crag or on a pointed piece of land or as a nickname for a man with a singularly pointed nose. Compare modern German slang Zinken ‘hooter’. The same word was used to denote the cornet, although the semantic development is not clear, and the surname may sometimes have been metonymic for a player of this instrument. It was not until the 16th century that the metal zinc was discovered and named (apparently from its jagged appearance in the furnace), so this is unlikely to be the origin of the surname. 2. from Jacinctus, which derives from Hyacinthus, a saint's name. Compare Spanish Jacinto , Italian Giacinto .

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