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Where did the German Goehring family come from? What is the German Goehring family crest and coat of arms? When did the Goehring family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Goehring family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Goring, Goreng, Göring, Goringet, Geur, Gerling and many more.

First found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goehring research. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1532, 1653, 1789 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Goehring History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Goehring Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goehring Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Jacob Goehring, who landed in America in 1753

Goehring Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Johan Goehring, who landed in Texas in 1858
  • Charles Goehring, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868


  • Alan Goehring (b. 1962), American professional poker player
  • Karl Goehring (b. 1978), American professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Kenneth O. Goehring (1919-2007), American abstract expressionist painter
  • Leo Richard Goehring (1891-1967), American track and field athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics


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  1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  11. ...

The Goehring Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goehring 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.

This page was last modified on 10 August 2012 at 14:46.

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