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Multiple Origins for the Surname Geer



As we follow the name Geer back through history, we find that the surname is ultimately derived from the Middle English word "geary," meaning "changeable" or "passionate."

Geer Early Origins



The surname Geer was first found in Suffolk, where the earliest record of the name is of Albert, Joscelin Gere, between 133-60 as listed in the "Cartularium monasterii de Rameseia" rolls.

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Geer Spelling Variations


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Geer Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Geer include Gear, Geare, Geear, Geere, Gere and others.

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Geer Early History


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Geer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geer research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1601, 1602, 1565, 1580 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Geer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Geer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Geer, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Geer, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Geer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Geer, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Geer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Geer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andre Geer, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • A.C. Geer, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Alice Geer, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1895
  • C.W. Geer, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1895

Geer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carolyn R Geer, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Barnard Geer, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geer (post 1700)



  • Hal Geer (1916-2017), American producer and filmmaker, best known for his work with Looney Tunes and The Walt Disney Company (1950-1955)
  • Kevin K. Geer (1952-2017), American stage and film actor
  • Joshua Brent Geer (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball starting pitcher
  • Ralph Carey Geer (1816-1895), American farmer and politician
  • Edward Franklin Geer (1851-1924), award winning American harness racer
  • Charlotte Geer (b. 1957), rower from the United States
  • Helen Thornton Geer (1903-1983), prominent American author, professor, and librarian
  • Charles Geer, American illustrator and author
  • Peter Zack Geer (1928-1997), American Democratic politician from Georgia
  • Theodore Thurston Geer (1851-1924), American politician, the tenth Governor of Oregon
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Geer Historic Events


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Geer Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alfred Ernest Geer (d. 1912), aged 26, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Geer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Geer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geer 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 1 February 2017 at 14:02.

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