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Gehl Early Origins



The surname Gehl was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name derives from the occupational name for a town crier, for which the German word is "geller." It is also a nickname for a man with red hair, from the Yiddish "gel." It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Gehl Spelling Variations


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Gehl Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gehler, Gehlen, Gehren, Geler, Geller, Gelar, Gelan, Gelder, Geldern, Goler and many more.

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Gehl Early History


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Gehl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gehl research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1758 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Gehl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gehl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gehl Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gehl 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gehl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Gehl, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Gehl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Barbara Gehl, who landed in America in 1845
  • John Gehl, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gehl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gehl (post 1700)



  • Edward John Gehl (1890-1956), American jurist
  • Julius Gehl (1869-1945), German social democratic politician
  • Jan Gehl (b. 1936), Danish architect and urban design consultant

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Gehl Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Gehl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gehl 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 12 May 2015 at 13:38.

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