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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gergen


German


Gergen Early Origins



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.

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Gergen Spelling Variations


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Gergen Spelling Variations



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

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Gergen Early History


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Gergen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gergen research. Another 170 words (12 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.

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Gergen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gergen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gergen Notables 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:

Gergen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl H. Gergen, who setted in New York, NY in 1851
  • Samuel Gergen, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Thomas Gergen, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Gergen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Gergen, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gergen (post 1700)


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Gergen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gergen 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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