Gaiter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gaiter family

The surname Gaiter was first found in Bavaria, where the family name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Gaiter family

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Gaiter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaedert, Geider, Geidertheim, Goder, Gödertheim, Gaedertheim, Gaeder and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaiter family (pre 1700)

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Gaiter Ranking

In the United States, the name Gaiter is the 18,220th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Gaiter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaiter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ina Gaiter, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [2]
Gaiter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernst Lewis Gaiter, aged 34, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [2]
  • Joh Caspar Gaiter, who landed in Ohio in 1833 [2]
  • Johann Gaiter, who arrived in Texas in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaiter (post 1700) +

  • Tony Bernard Gaiter Jr. (b. 1974), former American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played for New England Patriots (1997) and the San Diego Chargers (1998)
  • Dorothy J. Gaiter, and John Brecher, American journalists, authors, and wine critics, wife and husband who jointly wrote the wine column "Tastings" in The Wall Street Journal between 1998 and 2009


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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