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Where did the Scottish Gerich family come from? What is the Scottish Gerich family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gerich family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gerich family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gareach, Garioch, Gariock, Garrioch, Garriock, Gariouch, Garuyach, Garryock, Garyock, Garyioch, Garrioch, Garrick and many more.
First found in Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. The family name became associated as a sept of the Clan Gordon. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later in 1264 Andrew Garuiach was Sheriff of Aberdeen. Adam Garioch rendered homage to King Edward 1st in his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296 as well as Andrew and Sir John.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerich research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1745 and 1886 are included under the topic Early Gerich History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Gerich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gerich Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Gerich Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Gerich Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Concussus surgo
Motto Translation: Though shaken, I rise.
The Gerich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerich 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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