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Geer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Geer family


The surname Geer was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The family name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Geer family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geer research.
Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1730, 1818, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Geer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Geed, Geen, Geer, Geete, Gede, Gedda, Gaed and many more.

Early Notables of the Geer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Geer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Geer, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Geer, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Geer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Geer, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Geer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Geer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andre Geer, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • A.C. Geer, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Alice Geer, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1895
  • C.W. Geer, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1895

Geer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carolyn R Geer, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Barnard Geer, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911

Contemporary Notables of the name Geer (post 1700)


  • Charlotte Geer (b. 1957), American rower from the United States
  • Hal Geer (1916-2017), American producer and filmmaker, best known for his work with Looney Tunes and The Walt Disney Company (1950-1955)
  • Kevin K. Geer (1952-2017), American stage and film actor
  • Joshua Brent Geer (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball starting pitcher
  • Ralph Carey Geer (1816-1895), American farmer and politician
  • Edward Franklin Geer (1851-1924), award winning American harness racer
  • Helen Thornton Geer (1903-1983), prominent American author, professor, and librarian
  • Charles Geer, American illustrator and author
  • Peter Zack Geer (1928-1997), American Democratic politician from Georgia
  • Theodore Thurston Geer (1851-1924), American politician, the tenth Governor of Oregon
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Geer family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alfred Ernest Geer (d. 1912), aged 26, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Kenneth Floyd Geer, American Seaman Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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