Early Origins of the Gern family
The surname Gern was first found in East Prussia
, where the name Garn came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Early History of the Gern family
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Gern Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Garn, Garner, Garnerin, Garin, Garene, Karen, Gern, Geirn, Giern, Geren, Garn, Gerner, Gar, Garnen and many more.
Early Notables of the Gern family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gern family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alex. Garner, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Anna Margretha C. Laule Gerner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750; Thomas Garne, who settled in America in 1773.