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The French name Geron has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Normandy, for it was derived from when the Geron family lived in Normandy, at Gueron.

Geron Early Origins



The surname Geron was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Gueron and were the seigneurie of that area, in the department of Calvados in the arrondissement of Bayou. In 1086 Turstin de Giron or Girounde was an under-tenant of Odo, Bishop of Bayou. Later, in 1133, Gueron is described as a bravassoria of the Bishop of Bayou. They also branched to Grée and Landelle in Brittany. This distinguished family were Grand Masters of the Order of St.Jean of Jerusalem in 1231.

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Geron Spelling Variations


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Geron Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Guerrin, Guerren, Guerin, Guerinne, Guerrein, Guereon, Gueron, Gerin, Garin, Le Guerin, Guerenne, Le Guerinne, De Guerin, De Guerrin, Du Guerin and many more.

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Geron Early History


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Geron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geron research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1698, 1774, 1805, 1810, 1833, 1839, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Geron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geron Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Gilles Guérin (1611-1678), French sculptor; Louis Laguerre (1663-1721), a French decorative painter who mainly worked in England; Pierre Guérin de Tencin (1679-1758), French ecclesiastic; Claudine Guérin de Tencin (1681-1749), French salonist and...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Geron has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Geron were

Geron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Joseph Geron, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1847

Geron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. J. Geron arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Geron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geron 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 17 March 2016 at 16:01.

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