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Gerlach Early Origins



The surname Gerlach was first found in Dresden, 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. Jacob von Gerlach received his Knighthood from King Sigismund in 1435.

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Gerlach Spelling Variations


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Gerlach Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerlach, Gerlache, Gerlich, Gerlack, Gerlag and others.

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Gerlach Early History


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Gerlach Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerlach research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1838 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Gerlach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gerlach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerlach Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gerlach 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:

Gerlach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Gerlach, with his wife and four children, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Johann Christian Gerlach, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Peter Gerlach, who landed in New Jersey in 1709
  • Johann Christ Gerlach, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johann Christopher Gerlach came to New York State in 1710-11
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gerlach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C Christ Gerlach, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Ferdinand Gerlach, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Uhleric Gerlach, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • John Gerlach, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Henry Gerlach, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerlach (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerlach (post 1700)



  • Jim Gerlach, U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Walther Gerlach (1889-1979), German atomic physicist
  • Manfred Gerlach (b. 1928), co-founder of the former East German youth movement ("Freie Deutsche Jugen"), mayor of Leipzig (1950-53) and member of the Central Committee (1949-59)
  • Karl Friedrich Otto von Gerlach (1801-1849), German theologian and pastor
  • Manfred Gerlach (b. 1928), former East German politician, Chairman of the Council of State of East Germany (1989-1990)
  • Joseph von Gerlach (1820-1896), German anatomist
  • Hellmut von Gerlach (1866-1935), German journalist and politician
  • Ernst Ludwig von Gerlach (1795-1877), Prussian judge, politician, and editor

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Suggested Readings for the name Gerlach


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Suggested Readings for the name Gerlach



  • Homer and Lille Gerlach and Their Gerlach, Glick, Little, and Hempfield Ancestry by Elmer K. Gerlach.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Gerlach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerlach 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 22 February 2013 at 09:02.

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