Gehring History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gehring family

The surname Gehring was first found in Saxony-Weimar, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Gehring family

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Gehring Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gehring, Gering, Gehrig, Gehring, Gehringer, Gering and many more.

Early Notables of the Gehring family (pre 1700)

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Gehring Ranking

In the United States, the name Gehring is the 7,757th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Gehring migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gehring Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hum Gehring, who arrived in America in 1848 [2]
  • Gerh W Gehring, who arrived in America in 1849 [2]
  • Wilhelmina Gehring, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Ma Gehring, aged 16, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Adeline Gehring, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gehring (post 1700) +

  • Henry "Hank" Gehring (1881-1912), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Washington Senators in 1907 and 1908
  • Lana Gehring (b. 1990), American short track speed skater at the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Frederic P. Gehring C.M. (1903-1998), American Catholic priest who served as a military chaplain during the Guadalcanal Campaign of World War II
  • Frederick William Gehring (1925-2012), American mathematician who worked in the area of complex analysis
  • Georg Gehring (1903-1943), German wrestler at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Johanna "Hanni" Gehring (1926-2011), German cross country skier at the 1952 Winter Olympics
  • Kai Gehring (b. 1977), German politician, Member of the Bundestag (2005-)
  • Kai Gehring (b. 1988), German footballer who plays for SG Sonnenhof Großaspach
  • Rolf Gehring (b. 1955), former professional German tennis player who was ranked World No. 37 in 1981
  • Hanni Gehring (b. 1926), West German Olympic cross country skier
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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