occupational in nature. Occupational names were derived from the common trades of the medieval era and transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. This phenomenon is demonstrated by names such as the German name Schumaker, which means a maker of shoes, the Ashkenazic Jewish name Zimmerman, which means carpenter, and the Polish and Jewish name Stolarski, which means joiner. Similarly, surnames of office, which include military, judicial, papal and other positions of authority, are widespread throughout Europe. Those who were involved in the military, or feudal armies, were given names such as the English Archer and the French Chevalier. Names that were derived from judicial and papal titles, such as Bailiffe, Squire and Abbott, are commonly seen with the same surname spelling today. The name Gerberding is derived from the Old German word "ledargarawo," meaning "leather preparer" which later became "gerwer" and "gerber." Accordingly, the original bearer of this name held the trade of a leather tanner.
Early Origins of the Gerberding family
Silesia, where this family was established in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Gerberding family
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Gerberding Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerbe, Gherber, Gherbe, Gurber, Gurbe, Ghurber and many more.
Early Notables of the Gerberding family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gerberding family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gerberding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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