Early Origins of the Gahlen family
The surname Gahlen was first found in Silesia
, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name derives from the occupational
name for a town crier, for which the German word is "geller." It is also a nickname
for a man with red hair, from the Yiddish
"gel." 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.
Early History of the Gahlen family
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Gahlen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gehler, Gehlen, Gehren, Geler, Geller, Gelar, Gelan, Gelder, Geldern, Goler and many more.
Early Notables of the Gahlen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gahlen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gahlen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ferdinand Jos Gahlen, who landed in America in 1846 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)