The surname Gerlache 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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Migration of the Gerlache family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad Gerlach, with his wife and four children, who arrived in America in 1709; and Johann Christopher Gerlach, who came to New York State in 1710-11..