Gerner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gerner family
The surname Gerner 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.
Important Dates for the Gerner family
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Gerner Spelling Variations
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 Gerner family (pre 1700)
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Gerner migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gerner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Georg Gerner, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 
- Hans Georg Gerner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 
- Anna Margretha C. Laule Gerner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
- Johann Mathias Gerner, who landed in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1751 
- Matthew Gerner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 
Gerner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Phillipp Gerner, who landed in Texas in 1845 
- Anna Gerner, who settled in New York in 1850
- Fr. Gerner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1864
Gerner migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Gerner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Janet Gerner, (b. 1847), aged 19, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "John Temperley" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st June 1866 
- Miss Ellen Gerner, (b. 1844), aged 22, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "John Temperley" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st June 1866 
Contemporary Notables of the name Gerner (post 1700)
- Edwin Frederick "Ed" Gerner (1897-1970), nicknamed "Lefty", American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1919
- Kristian Gerner (b. 1942), Swedish historian and author
- Sir Hugh Gerner Brain (1890-1976), Australian, army officer, businessman, and public servant
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html