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The historic kingdom of Bohemia, enclosed by mountains and the celebrated Bohemian forest, is the noble birthplace of the name Gerhardt.German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Bohemia. Two of the common types of family names found in the Prussia are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Gerhardt derived from the Old German personal name Gerhard, which means spear-brave.

Gerhardt Early Origins



The surname Gerhardt was first found in Bohemia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Gerhardt Spelling Variations


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Gerhardt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerhardt, Gearhart, Gearhardt, Gerhart, Gearhard, Gerhard, Gerheart, Gearheart, Gerard and many more.

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Gerhardt Early History


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Gerhardt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerhardt research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1629, 1582, 1637, 1698, 1765, 1726, 1736, 1607 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Gerhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gerhardt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerhardt Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Gerhardt included Johann Gerhard (1582-1637), the most famous Lutheran theologian of the time; Daniel Gerdes (1698-1765), German Calvinist theologian and historian...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gerhardt 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:

Gerhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Barb Gerhardt, who arrived in America in 1718
  • Friedrich Gerhardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1745
  • Friederich Gerhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Christopher Gerhardt also came to Philadelphia in 1752
  • Catherine Gerhardt, who landed in New York, NY in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gerhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Gerhardt, who landed in Texas in 1840
  • Peter Gerhardt, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Wilhelm Gerhardt, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • J Gerhardt, who landed in New York in 1850
  • Johnston Gerhardt, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gerhardt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henrik Gerhardt, who arrived in Alabama in 1927

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerhardt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerhardt (post 1700)



  • Joseph P. Gerhardt (1817-1881), German-born, American restaurant, bar owner and Brigadier General in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • John Joseph "Joe" Gerhardt (1855-1922), nicknamed "Move 'Em Up Joe", an American Major League Baseball player who played in 15 seasons
  • Robert Gerhardt (1903-1989), American bronze medalist rower at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Major General Charles H. Gerhardt (1895-1976), American general who commanded the U.S. 29th Infantry Division from 1943 until the end of World War II and during part of the occupation of Germany
  • Charles Gerhardt (1927-1999), American conductor, record producer, and arranger
  • Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt (b. 1954), East German four-time gold medalist bobsledder
  • Carl Jakob Adolf Christian Gerhardt (1833-1902), German internist, known for his pioneering work in pediatrics as editor of an influential textbook on childhood diseases named Handbuch der Kinderkrankheiten
  • Alban Gerhardt (b. 1969), German cellist, known for his work with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), German hymn writer
  • Elena Gerhardt (b. 1885), German mezzo-soprano singer renowned for her interpretations of Schubert's songs
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Gerhardt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerhardt 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.

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