The surname Gerkin 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.
Important Dates for the Gerkin family
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Gerkin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gehra, Gehren, Gehring, Gera, Geradon, Geradts and many more.
Early Notables of the Gerkin family (pre 1700)
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Gerkin migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Gerkin Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Gerkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Charles H. Gerkin, who arrived in Norfolk, VA in 1850