In the year 1960 a Dr.Ir. A. Klinkenberg made a study of the history of the family Klinkenberg in Holland. Our fammily comes from the old curtis Clinkenberg. Curtis is an old name of an armed building(s) on a round hill. This hill is surrounded with water.
The old name KLINK comes from INKLINKEN what means " to make it dry" with other words, you make a dry hill (living area)in a swampy area.
KLINKE means afsluiting (to cut off). You can say build a dam what results in a dry area.
Klinkenberg means moerasburcht. Burcht is the dutch word of burg (armed building/castle) and moeras is swamp.
It is not sure that de name klinkenberg comes from the word Klinke and Klinkenberg. This because the polder, what is named Klinkenbergerpolder (polder is land what the humans made dry from the water)is created in about 1478 and the Klinkenberg itself is named in a document from the year 1327. The house is at least 200 years older than the polder.
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