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

Geere Early Origins



The surname Geere 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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Geere Spelling Variations


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Geere Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Geere family name include Gear, Geare, Geear, Geere, Gere and others.

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Geere Early History


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Geere Early History



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

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Geere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geere 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Geere surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Geere Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eleanor Geere, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675
  • Ruth Geere, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675
  • Zechariah Geere, who landed in New Jersey in 1675

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Geere Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Geere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geere 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 20 December 2013 at 14:12.

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