Gade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gade family

The surname Gade was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Like many surnames, the name Gade began as a personal name. Gott was a short form of any of several German personal names which began with that word, which means "good" or "God."

Early History of the Gade family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gade research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1745 is included under the topic Early Gade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gade Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gotte, Gott, Godt, Goth, Gothe, Gode, Godde, Gohde, Gode, Gade, Gadde and many more.

Early Notables of the Gade family (pre 1700)

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United States Gade migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gade Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Germain Gade, who landed in New York, NY in 1763 [1]
  • Christian Gade, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
Gade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Gade, aged 6, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878 [1]
  • Gerhard Gade, aged 8, who landed in New York, NY in 1878 [1]
  • Gerhr Gade, aged 32, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878 [1]
  • Heinr Gade, aged 63, who arrived in New York, NY in 1878 [1]
  • Jacob Gade, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1878 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gade (post 1700) +

  • John A. Gade (1875-1955), Captain, U.S. Naval Attaché and first U. S. Commissioner in the Baltic states
  • Niels Vilhelm Gade (1817-1890), Danish composer
  • Peter Gade (b. 1976), Danish badminton player
  • Per Gade (b. 1977), Danish footballer
  • Jacob Gade (1897-1963), Danish violinist and composer of Tango Jalousie


  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)


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