Early Origins of the Gelmen family
The surname Gelmen was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Gelmen family
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Gelmen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gelman, Gelmen, Gelmer, Geylman, Geymann, Gillman, Gilman and many more.
Early Notables of the Gelmen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gelmen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Emilia Augusta Gellman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850; and Eli Gellman, who was naturalized in Scott County, Indiana in 1915.