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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Gere surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Gere Early Origins



The surname Gere was first found in 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.

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Gere Spelling Variations


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Gere Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

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Gere Early History


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Gere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gere research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Gere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gere In Ireland


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Gere In Ireland



Some of the Gere family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Gere Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Gere, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gere (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gere (post 1700)



  • Richard Tiffany Gere (b. 1949), American actor. He first became famous during the 1980s, after appearing in several successful Hollywood films, including "An Officer and a Gentleman", and has since retained his status as a leading man. People magazine named him the "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999
  • Charlie Gere, British academic of Lancaster University

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Motto


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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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Gere Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Gere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gere 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 2 July 2013 at 11:33.

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