Gehr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gehr family

The surname Gehr was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Gehr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gehr research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1590, 1610, 1770, and 1844 are included under the topic Early Gehr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gehr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gehra, Gehren, Gehring, Gera, Geradon, Geradts and many more.

Early Notables of the Gehr family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gehr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gehr migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gehr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Gehr, who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Johannes Gehr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Abraham Gehr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Gehr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Gehr, who landed in Arkansas in 1887 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gehr (post 1700) +

  • Melinda Anne "Mindy" Gehr, former All-American swimmer
  • Ernie Gehr (b. 1943), American experimental filmmaker
  • Ferdinand Gehr (1896-1996), Swiss painter
  • Donald Raeburn Algernon Gehr (1880-1953), Australian cricketer


  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)


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