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Where did the Dutch Gericke family come from? What is the Dutch Gericke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gericke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gericke family history?

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gericke research. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1833, 1846, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Gericke History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Gericke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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.

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  • Hans Gericke (1912-2014), German architect and urban planner


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  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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