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Where did the German Ginder family come from? When did the Ginder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ginder family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kinden, Kinnden, Kindden, Kindens, Kindenns, Kiinden, Kindenes, Kindene, Kindense, Kinndens, Kinddenes, Kinddens and many more.

First found in Switzerland, 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 Ginder research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1636 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Ginder History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ginder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Ginder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746
  • J Rudolph Ginder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johanna Ginder, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791
  • Johanna Louisa Ginder, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791
  • Elizabeth Ginder, who settled in Philadelphia in 1791

Ginder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ginder, who arrived in Ohio in 1887

Ginder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Casper Ginder, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1906

Ginder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Ginder, who landed in Manitoba in 1874


  • Philip De Witt Ginder (1905-1968), American career soldier, Major General during the Korean War



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