The surname Gehre 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
social and political affairs. The name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Gehr, who came to Philadelphia in 1731; Simon Gehres, who settled in America in 1739; Adam Gehrich, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1751; Dietrich Gercken, who came to North America in 1775.