× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: Dutch, English


Ghent Early Origins



The surname Ghent was 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 Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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.

Close

Ghent Spelling Variations


Expand

Ghent Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gent, Gente, Gents, Gentt, Gentte, Gentts, Geent, Gennt, Genntt, Genttes, Geents, Gennts and many more.

Close

Ghent Early History


Expand

Ghent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ghent research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ghent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Ghent Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Ghent Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ghent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ghent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Ghent settled in Maryland in 1683

Ghent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Godfrey Ghent settled in Philadelphia in 1816

Ghent Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clayton A Ghent, who arrived in Alabama in 1918

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Ghent (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Ghent (post 1700)



  • William J. Ghent, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 17th District, 1908; Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 27th District, 1909
  • Willard K. Ghent, American Democrat politician, Chair of Cortland County Democratic Party, 1955
  • Frank Ghent, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1952
  • Bill Ghent, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936

Close

Ghent Family Crest Products


Expand

Ghent Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ghent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ghent 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 9 November 2015 at 09:40.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest