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Gerken Early Origins



The surname Gerken 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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Gerken Spelling Variations


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Gerken Spelling Variations



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

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Gerken Early History


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Gerken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerken research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1590, 1610, 1770, and 1844 are included under the topic Early Gerken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gerken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gerken 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:

Gerken Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Cathn Eliza Gerken, aged 34, landed in Pennsylvania in 1787

Gerken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Claus Gerken, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Ferdinand Gerken, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Gebert Gerken, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Georg Gerken, who landed in North America in 1832
  • H Gerken, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerken (post 1700)



  • George Herbert Gerken (1903-1977), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Rudolph Aloysius Gerken (1887-1943), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Paul Gerken (b. 1950), former American professional tennis player
  • Barbara Gerken (b. 1964), former American international tennis player
  • Vice Admiral Sir Robert William Frank Gerken KCB CBE (b. 1932), former Royal Navy officer, Flag Officer, Plymouth
  • Dean Jeffery Gerken (b. 1985), English footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gerken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerken 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 7 October 2014 at 14:09.

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