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Early Origins of the Gelt family


The surname Gelt was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The family is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Gelt family


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Gelt Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Galt, Geld, Galde, Gelt, Geltman, Geltinger, Geldrich, Geltsayer, Gelder and many more.

Early Notables of the Gelt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gelt family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gelt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Matthias Gelt, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1748

Gelt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Geiomars Gelt, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Dawid Gelt, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Kiejdany, Russia, in 1909
  • Otto Gelt, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Fania Gelt, aged 19, who landed in America from Szepsetowka, Poland, in 1921
  • Idel Gelt, aged 13, who emigrated to America from Szepsetowka, Poland, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Gelt (post 1700)


  • Felix Gelt (b. 1978), Canadian association football player

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