Gerras History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gerras family
The surname Gerras was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when William, Humfrey and John Gerriss held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Gerras family
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Gerras Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerriss, Gerrish, Gerish, Gerras, Gerres, Cherrish, Cherish, Cherris, Cherriss, Gerygge, Gerridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Gerras family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gerras family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.