Origins Available: English, Scottish
personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Gere family
Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Gere family
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Gere Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.
Early Notables of the Gere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gere family to Ireland
Some of the Gere family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gere family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gere Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gere (post 1700)
The Gere Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.
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