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Gellear History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gellear family


The surname Gellear was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The name derives from the occupational name for a town crier, for which the German word is "geller." It is also a nickname for a man with red hair, from the Yiddish "gel." It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Gellear family


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Gellear Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gehler, Gehlen, Gehren, Geler, Geller, Gelar, Gelan, Gelder, Geldern, Goler and many more.

Early Notables of the Gellear family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gellear family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fredrik Gehler, who arrived in New York in 1762; Pete Gehler, who arrived in Dubuque County, Iowa in 1847; Catharina Gehlerin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753..

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