Gebhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gebhardt family

The surname Gebhardt was first found in Silesia, where this family name dates back to at least the 9th century. The name is derived from the Old High German elements "geb" which means "gift" and "hard" meaning "brave, hardy." One of the first records of the name was Gebhard of Lahngau (c. 860-910) of the Conradine dynasty, son of Odo (died 879) who was Duke of Lotharingia (903-910.) A few years later, Saint Gebhard (949-995) was a bishop of Constance (979-995) and founded the Benedictine abbey of Petershausen in 983.

Important Dates for the Gebhardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gebhardt research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1802, 1023, 1023, 1023, 1036, 1036, 1060, 1010, 1088, 1060, 1547, 1600 and 1584 are included under the topic Early Gebhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gebhardt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gebhardt, Gebhard, Gebheart, Gebhart, Gephard, Gephardt, Gephart, Gebheard, Gebbard, Gebbart, Gebbardt, Gabhart and many more.

Early Notables of the Gebhardt family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Gebhardt were Gebhard I (died 1023), known as Gebhard of Swabia, Bishop of Regensburg from 994 to 1023. He achieved fame for his generosity to the poor Black Forest farmers around 990 A.D. He was succeeded by Gebhard II, called Gebhard von Hohenwart, who was the bishop of Regensburg (or Ratisbon) from 1023 to 1036. His son, Gebhard III, called...
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Gebhardt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gebhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Gebhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Johan Georg Gebhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • Andreas Gebhardt, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]
Gebhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Michael Gebhardt, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • John Jac Gebhardt, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Andreas Gebhardt, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Andr Gebhardt, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Jean Christian Gebhardt, aged 31, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gebhardt migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gebhardt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Catharina Gebhardt, aged 30, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Daniel Gebhardt, aged 3, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johann Gebhardt, aged 2, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Phillip Gebhardt, aged 36, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Gebhardt migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gebhardt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Gebhardt (post 1700)

  • Dixie Cornell Gebhardt (1866-1955), American leader of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Iowa
  • Michael William Gebhardt (b. 1965), former sailor from the United States
  • George Gebhardt (1879-1919), Swiss-born American silent film actor
  • William C. Gebhardt, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1901-03, 1907-12; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912 [3]
  • Suzanne Gebhardt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000 [3]
  • Sandra Gebhardt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004 [3]
  • Joseph Gebhardt, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 1988 [3]
  • Joan Gebhardt, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004 [3]
  • Donald F. Gebhardt, American politician, Mayor of Forest Park, Ohio, 1961 [3]
  • Marcel Gebhardt (b. 1979), German former football player
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Gebhardt family

Bismarck
  • Kurt Gebhardt (1922-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Kenneth Edward Gebhardt, American Seaman First Class from North Dakota, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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