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Gehr Early Origins



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.

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Gehr Spelling Variations


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Gehr Spelling Variations



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

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Gehr Early History


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Gehr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gehr research. Another 170 words (12 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.

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Gehr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gehr Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gehr 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:

Gehr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Gehr, who came to Philadelphia in 1731
  • Johannes Gehr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Abraham Gehr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Gehr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Gehr, who landed in Arkansas in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gehr (post 1700)


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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

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Gehr Family Crest Products


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Gehr Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Gehr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gehr 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 2 January 2016 at 21:32.

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