Gehrke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gehrke family

The surname Gehrke 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.

Important Dates for the Gehrke family

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

Gehrke Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gehrke family (pre 1700)

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Gehrke migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gehrke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Gehrke, who arrived in Texas in 1840 [1]
  • Antonette Gehrke, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1845
  • Antonette Gehrke, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • August Gehrke, aged 15, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]
  • C Gehrke, aged 50, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gehrke (post 1700)

  • Charles W. Gehrke (1917-2009), American chemist, researcher and business entrepreneur
  • Steve Gehrke (b. 1972), award-winning American poet
  • Erwin Gehrke (1898-1966), American professional football fullback, halfback, and quarterback in the first American Football League
  • Johannes Gehrke, American professor of computer science at Cornell University
  • Chris Gehrke (1966-1991), American race driver on the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) circuit
  • Fred Gehrke (1918-2002), American National Football League running back

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Citations

  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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