Gearin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gearin family
The surname Gearin was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Gearin family
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Gearin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gering, Gerring, Gerrin, Gerin, Gearing, Gearin, Geryn, Geryng and many more.
Early Notables of the Gearin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gearin family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Gearin (post 1700) +
- Dennis John Gearin (1897-1959), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the New York Giants (1923-1924) and Boston Braves (1924)
- John McDermeid Gearin (1851-1930), American politician and attorney, United States Senator from Oregon (1905-1907)
- John McDermeid Gearin (1851-1930), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Oregon State Legislature; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1905-07; Defeated, 1906 
- Steve Gearin (b. 1958), Australian rugby league footballer who played from 1975 to 1986
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