From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gentrup family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Gentrup is a nickname
type of surname for a person who has inherited his family estates from his father-in-law, deriving its origin from the Old French word "gendre," which meant "son-in-law."
Early Origins of the Gentrup family
The surname Gentrup was first found in Maine where they held a family seat
at De Tendron, a seigneurie in the department of Cher in the arrondissement of Sainte-Amand-Mont-Rond. This is a prestigious family who later moved north to Brittany.
Early History of the Gentrup family
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Gentrup Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gendron, Gendrot, Gendreau, Le Gendron, Legendron, Le Gendreau and many more.
Early Notables of the Gentrup family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gentrup family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gentrup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh Heinr Gentrup, who landed in America in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)