When Clair Funk was born on 7 September 1898, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edward Derlin Funk, was 17 and his mother, Rosa May Burley, was 16. He married Charlotte Mae Swanger on 29 November 1922, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 12 July 1939, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.
German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.
English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.
History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .