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Early Origins of the Geddert family

The surname Geddert 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.

Early History of the Geddert family

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Geddert 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 Geddert family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Geddert 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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United States Geddert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geddert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diedrich Geddert, aged 37, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Jacob Geddert, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Geddert (post 1700) +

  • John Gerald Geddert (1957-2021), American artistic gymnastics coach, who was a head coach of the gold-medal 2012 U.S. women's Olympic team

  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) on Facebook