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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English, Welsh
Other Forms FormsJencks, Jenckes

Meaning & History

English (also found in Wales) patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk, a back-formation from Jenkin with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in.
Added 3/5/2016 by Amy
Edited 2/11/2020 by Mike C, LMS and Sofia