Gehres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gehres family

The surname Gehres 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 Gehres family

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

Gehres Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gehres family (pre 1700)

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United States Gehres migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gehres Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Simon Gehres, who settled in America in 1739
  • Simon Gehres, aged 27, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Gehres Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Andr Gehres, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Abraham Gehres, who settled in Ohio in 1837
  • Karl Gehres, who settled in America in 1843


  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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