Gergen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gergen family

The surname Gergen was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Important Dates for the Gergen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gergen research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1590, 1610, 1770, and 1844 are included under the topic Early Gergen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gergen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gehra, Gehren, Gehring, Gera, Geradon, Geradts and many more.

Early Notables of the Gergen family (pre 1700)

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Gergen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gergen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Karl H. Gergen, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • Samuel Gergen, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Thomas Gergen, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Gergen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Gergen, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909

Contemporary Notables of the name Gergen (post 1700)

  • Michael Gergen (b. 1987), American professional NHL hockey player
  • Mary Gergen, American social psychologist
  • Kenneth J. Gergen (b. 1935), American psychologist and professor at Swarthmore College
  • John Jay Gergen (1903-1967), American mathematician who introduced the Lebesgue–Gergen criterion
  • David Gergen (b. 1942), American political consultant who served during the administrations of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton
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