, where the name Gamertingen 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. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Karl Gemmert, a mercenary who remained in America after the revolutionary war in the 1770's, Baron
Philipp Freiherr Von Gemmingen, who settled in Cincinnati in the early 19th century, and Otto Gemmingen, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1885..