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Where did the Dutch Geerns family come from? What is the Dutch Geerns family crest and coat of arms? When did the Geerns family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Geerns family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gheerens, Gherns, Gherin, Geerns, Geers, Gerens, Geresmes, Gierens and many more.
First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geerns research. Another 282 words(20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geerns History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Giers, who arrived in Pennsylvania between the years 1748-1772; Joseph Giers, who came to New York city in 1754; Elisabetha C. Zimmer Geris, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1742.
The Geerns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geerns Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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