Gephart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gephart family

The surname Gephart was first found in Silesia, where this family name dates back to at least the 9th century. The name is derived from the Old High German elements "geb" which means "gift" and "hard" meaning "brave, hardy." One of the first records of the name was Gebhard of Lahngau (c. 860-910) of the Conradine dynasty, son of Odo (died 879) who was Duke of Lotharingia (903-910.) A few years later, Saint Gebhard (949-995) was a bishop of Constance (979-995) and founded the Benedictine abbey of Petershausen in 983.

Important Dates for the Gephart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gephart research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1802, 1023, 1023, 1023, 1036, 1036, 1060, 1010, 1088, 1060, 1547, 1600 and 1584 are included under the topic Early Gephart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gephart Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gebhardt, Gebhard, Gebheart, Gebhart, Gephard, Gephardt, Gephart, Gebheard, Gebbard, Gebbart, Gebbardt, Gabhart and many more.

Early Notables of the Gephart family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Gephart were Gebhard I (died 1023), known as Gebhard of Swabia, Bishop of Regensburg from 994 to 1023. He achieved fame for his generosity to the poor Black Forest farmers around 990 A.D. He was succeeded by Gebhard II, called Gebhard von Hohenwart, who was the bishop of Regensburg (or Ratisbon) from 1023 to 1036. His son, Gebhard III, called...
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Gephart migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gephart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Gephart, with his wife and three children, who settled in Georgia in 1738
  • Philip Gephart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
Gephart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Gephart, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1862 [1]
  • Ludwig Gephart, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gephart (post 1700)

  • John Gephart, American politician, Mayor of Cumberland, Maryland, 1835-36, 1842-43 [2]
  • J. P. Gephart, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Centre County, 1879-82 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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