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Where did the German Galor family come from? What is the German Galor family crest and coat of arms? When did the Galor family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Galor family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gelan, Gelen, Geleem, Geleen, Gelyn, Gelin, Gellen, Gellin, Galen and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name Gelan became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galor research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1670, 1803, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Galor History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Galor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Gelan, who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1894; Felix Gelin, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1919; and Ole Gelin, who became an American citizen in Wisconsin in 1925..

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  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Galor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galor 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 15:38.

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