Geers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geers family

The surname Geers was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Geers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geers research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1590, 1516, 1510, 1530, 1558, 1561, 1635 and 1561 are included under the topic Early Geers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gheerens, Gherns, Gherin, Geerns, Geers, Gerens, Geresmes, Gierens and many more.

Early Notables of the Geers family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Marcus Gheeraerts, Geeraerts or Garrard the elder (1510?-1590?), painter and engraver, son and pupil of Egbert Gheeraerts, a painter, who was admitted as master painter in the guild of St. Luke at Bruges in 1516. "According to the chronology compiled by Delbecq from the lost manuscript of Lucas de Heere [q. v.], Gheeraerts...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Geers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Geers, who arrived in Virginia in 1640 [1]
Geers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Willempie Geers, aged 10, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Grietie Geers, aged 16, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Geers (post 1700) +

  • W. C. Geers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924 [2]
  • Sir John Geers Cotterell (1757-1845), 1st Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford, English peer
  • Robert Geers Loftis, American diplomat, former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Robert Geers Loftis (b. 1956), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Lesotho, 2001 [3]
  • Sir Geers Henry Cotterell (1834-1900), 3rd Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford, English peer


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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