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Gellert Early Origins



The surname Gellert 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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Gellert Spelling Variations


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Gellert 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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Gellert Early History


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Gellert Early History



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

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Gellert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gellert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gellert 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:

Gellert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Franzisea Gellert, who arrived in America in 1840
  • Friderike Gellert, aged 25, arrived in America in 1844
  • Georg Gellert, who landed in New York, NY in 1849

Gellert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Gellert, aged 50, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gellert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gellert (post 1700)



  • Jay Gellert (b. 1954), the current CEO and President of Health Net, Inc
  • Hugo Gellert (1892-1985), Hungarian-American illustrator and muralist
  • Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715-1769), German poet
  • Leon Maxwell Gellert (1892-1977), Australian poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. 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).
    8. 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).
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Gellert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gellert 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 27 September 2013 at 14:16.

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