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Early Origins of the Gericke family

The surname Gericke was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands and seated at Herwynen. The principal cities in the region are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Gericke family

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Gericke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gericke, Gerecke, Geriche, Gereche and others.

Early Notables of the Gericke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gericke family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gericke (post 1700) +

  • Shane Gericke, American novelist living in Naperville, Illinois
  • Carla Gericke, South African-born, American author, activist, and attorney
  • Bradley T. Gericke, United States Army major general who serves as the Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy since July 2019
  • Michael Gericke (b. 1956), American graphic designer from Madison, Wisconsin; he designed the logo for One Laptop per Child
  • Lisa Sophie Gericke (b. 1995), German gold medalist bobsledder at the IBSF World Championships 2019
  • Arne Gericke (b. 1964), German politician, Member of the European Parliament (2014-2019)
  • Paul Fritz Helmuth Gericke (1909-2007), German mathematician and an historian of mathematics
  • Wilhelm Gericke (1845-1925), Austrian-born conductor and composer who worked in Vienna and Boston
  • Hans Gericke (1912-2014), German architect and urban planner, deputy director of the Institutes für Theorie und Geschichte der Baukunst for the Deutschen Bauakademie (1953-1958)
  • Hermann Gericke (b. 1931), Swiss former swimmer who competed in the men's 100 metre backstroke at the 1952 Summer Olympics
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