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Gephart Early Origins



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.

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Gephart Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gephart Early History


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Gephart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gephart research. Another 311 words (22 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.

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Gephart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gephart Early Notables (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...

Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gephart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 came to Georgia in 1738
  • Philip Gephart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755

Gephart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Gephart, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1862
  • Ludwig Gephart, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gephart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gephart (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gephart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gephart Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 11:39.

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