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Gerlich Early Origins



The surname Gerlich 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.

One of the most famous of the family was Saint Gerlach (Gerlache, Gerlac, Gerlachus van Houthem, Gerlac of Valkenberg) (d. c. 1170 AD) was a Dutch hermit who lived near Valkenburg in Limburg. Originally a soldier, Gerlache became a pious Christian upon the death of his wife and went on pilgrimage to Rome and Jerusalem. In Rome, he nursed the sick for seven years and accordingly to legend, he transformed local well water into wine three times as a sign that his sins had been forgiven. Later, Jacob von Gerlach received his Knighthood from King Sigismund in 1435.


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Gerlich Spelling Variations


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Gerlich Spelling Variations



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

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Gerlich Early History


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Gerlich Early History



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

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Gerlich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerlich Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Gerlich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nickolas Frantz Gerlich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  9. 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).
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Gerlich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerlich 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 6 November 2017 at 09:49.

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