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The ancestral home of the Gelb family is found in the German state of Bavaria. Gelb is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria. Since medieval times the name Gelb came from humble beginnings and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's feudal society.

Gelb Early Origins



The surname Gelb was first found in Bavaria, where since medieval times the name Gelb came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the region's feudal society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the family acquired distant estates which greatly elevated their social status.

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Gelb Spelling Variations


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Gelb Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gelb, Gelber, Ghelb, Ghelber, Gelbe, Ghelbe, Gelben, Gelbere, Gelbel, Gelble, Ghelben, Ghelbere, Ghelbel, Ghelble and many more.

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Gelb Early History


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Gelb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gelb research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1817 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Gelb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gelb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gelb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gelb 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:

Gelb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ludwig Gelb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Johann Henrich Gelb, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Conrad Gelb, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Johan Conrad Gelb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747

Gelb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gelb, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Peter Gelb, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1858
  • D Gelb, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • D. Gelb, who came to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1876
  • D. Gelb arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Gelb Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Gelb, who arrived in Indiana in 1920-1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gelb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gelb (post 1700)



  • Michael J. Gelb (b. 1952), American author and public speaker, founder and president of The High Performance Learning Center
  • Professor Michael H. Gelb (b. 1957), American biochemist and chemist at the University of Washington
  • Arthur Gelb (1924-2014), American editor, author and managing editor of The New York Times from 1986 to 1989
  • Nicolas Louis Gelb, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Gelb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gelb 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 18 January 2016 at 09:09.

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