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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.

Centers Early Origins



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.

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Centers Spelling Variations


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Centers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sanders, Zanders, Centers, Senders, Sander, Zander, Sender, Center, Senters and many more.

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Centers Early History


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Centers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Centers research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1475 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Centers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Centers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Centers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Centers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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    The Centers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Centers 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 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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