Geel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geel family

The surname Geel was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Geel is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Geel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geel research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1822, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Geel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geel, Geelhand, Geelvinck, Geelmann, Geelheist, Gel, Gelan, Gelas, Gelb and many more.

Early Notables of the Geel family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Geel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Geel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Christoph Geel, who arrived in America in 1791
  • Joh Christoph Geel, who landed in America in 1791 [1]
Geel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton Geel, who was on record in St. Clair Co. Illinois in 1867
  • Anton Geel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1867 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Geel (post 1700) +

  • Jacob Geel (1789-1862), Dutch scholar and critic


  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)


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