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The distinguished surname Gellner is German in origin. It is derived from "Göldner," meaning "the gold worker," and was most likely first borne by a miner or a gold washer.

Gellner Early Origins



The surname Gellner was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Gellner Spelling Variations


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Gellner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guldner, Goldner, Gouldner, Geldner, Geltner, Giltner and many more.

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Gellner Early History


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Gellner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gellner research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gellner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gellner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gellner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gellner 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:

Gellner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Caroline Gellner, aged 1, landed in America in 1901
  • Christine Gellner, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Elisabeth Gellner, aged 56, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Franz Gellner, aged 76, landed in America in 1901
  • Katherina Gellner, aged 5, arrived in America in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gellner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gellner (post 1700)



  • Ernest André Gellner (1925-1995), French-born, British philosopher and social anthropologist, best known for having developed Gellner's theory of nationalism

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. 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).
    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. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gellner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gellner 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.

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