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Geller Early Origins



The surname Geller 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.

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Geller Spelling Variations


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Geller Spelling Variations



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

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Geller Early History


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Geller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geller research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1758 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Geller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geller Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frantz Geller, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Christoffel Geller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Johannes Geller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Jacob Geller, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1794

Geller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Geller, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William Geller, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Katherina Geller, who arrived in America in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geller (post 1700)



  • Esther Geller (1921-2015), American abstract expressionist painter
  • Steven A. Geller (b. 1958), American attorney and politician, Member of the Florida Senate from the 31st district (1998-2008)
  • Simon Geller (1919-1995), American classical music station radio personality in Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Margaret J. Geller (b. 1947), American astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, awarded the Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1989), MacArthur Fellowship (1990), Klopsteg Memorial Award (1996), Magellanic Premium (2008)
  • Kenneth Steven Geller (b. 1947), American Managing Partner of the law firm Mayer Brown
  • Jamie Geller, American-born Israeli food writer, celebrity chef, television producer and businesswoman, nicknamed the Queen of Kosher
  • Herbert Arnold Geller (1928-2013), American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger
  • Bruce Bernard Geller (1930-1978), American lyricist, screenwriter, director, and television producer
  • Andrew Michael Geller (1924-2011), American architect, painter and graphic designer
  • Efim Petrovich Geller (1925-1998), Soviet chess player, world-class grandmaster and coach to Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Geller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geller 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 2 November 2015 at 09:59.

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