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Schenk is a common German and Dutch occupational surname derived from schenken (=to pour out or serve) and referring to the medieval profession of cup-bearer or wine server (later also to tavern keeper).[1] [2] People with this surname include:

Schenk von Stauffenberg 
  • Claus Schenk (1907–1944), German army officer, aristocrat and resistance member
  • For his relatives see the Stauffenberg family

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