Early Origins of the Gehler family
The surname Gehler 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.
Early History of the Gehler family
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Gehler Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gehler, Gehlen, Gehren, Geler, Geller, Gelar, Gelan, Gelder, Geldern, Goler and many more.
Early Notables of the Gehler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gehler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gehler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Fredrik Gehler, who arrived in New York in 1762
Gehler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pete Gehler, who arrived in Dubuque County, Iowa in 1847