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Where did the Jewish Gerber family come from? What is the Jewish Gerber family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gerber family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gerber family history?

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gerber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jacob Gerber, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Claus Gerber, who landed in America in 1731
  • Hans Jacob Gerber, who came to Philadelphia in 1733
  • Hans Jacob Gerber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Joh Jacob Gerber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733


Gerber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mr. Gerber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Mrs. Gerber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Peter Gerber, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1836
  • Vic Gerber, aged 68, landed in America in 1840
  • Leb Gerber, aged 3, landed in America in 1840


Gerber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Arnold Gerber, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia

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  • Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber (1947-2008), American comic book writer, co-creator of the character Howard the Duck
  • Michael E. Gerber (b. 1936), American author and founder of Michael E. Gerber Companies
  • Frank Daniel Gerber (1873-1952), American manufacturer of baby food, founded Fremont Canning Company in 1901, father of Daniel Gerber
  • Daniel "Dan" Frank Gerber (1898-1974), American founder of the baby food enterprise Gerber Products Company
  • Christoph Gerber, Swiss professor at the Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland, co-inventor of the atomic force microscope
  • Paul Gerber (1854-1909), German physicist, known for his controversial work on the speed of gravity
  • Niklaus Gerber (1850-1914), Swiss dairy chemist and industrialist who developed the Gerber Method of testing the fat content of milk
  • Douglas E Gerber (b. 1933), prominent professor of Classical Studies at Western University in Canada
  • Heinrich Gerber (1832-1912), renowned German engineer and a pioneer in the construction of cantilevers
  • Heiko Gerber (b. 1972), German footballer

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  • A Genealogy of the Families of Michael and Anna Maria Gerber and Andrew and Anna Smith by Gene Francis Noterman.
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  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Gerber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerber 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 17 November 2014 at 15:27.

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