Origins Available: English
The distinguished German surname Centers is of two possible origins. Firstly, the name may be derived from the personal name
"Sanders," which is a diminutive of the popular Greek personal name "Alexander," meaning "protector." In this case, the surname would mean "son of Sanders." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the place name "Sand," the name of several towns in Germany
. In this instance, the name would have been originally borne by someone hailing from one of these towns.
Early Origins of the Centers family
The surname Centers was first found in the region of the Rhineland
, where it is believed to have first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Heinrich Genannt (called) Sanders, who was a resident of Esslingen in 1283. The Centers family was a major contributor during this early period, playing a major role in the development of the region's society.
Early History of the Centers family
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Centers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sanders, Zanders, Centers, Senders, Sander, Zander, Sender, Center, Senters and many more.
Early Notables of the Centers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Centers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gabriel Senter, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1709; Catharina Sanders, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1796; Albert Sanders, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1866.