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Gehrke Early Origins



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.

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Gehrke Spelling Variations


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Gehrke Spelling Variations



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

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Gehrke Early History


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Gehrke Early History



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

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Gehrke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gehrke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gehrke 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:

Gehrke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Gehrke, who arrived in Texas in 1840
  • Antonette Gehrke, who came to Galveston, TX in 1845
  • Antonette Gehrke, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • August Gehrke, aged 15, arrived in New York in 1862
  • C Gehrke, aged 50, landed in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gehrke (post 1700)


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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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Gehrke Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gehrke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gehrke 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 5 May 2015 at 11:32.

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