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Early Origins of the Gerren family

The surname Gerren was first found in Cambridgeshire 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Gerren family

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Gerren Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gering, Gerring, Gerrin, Gerin, Gearing, Gearin, Geryn, Geryng and many more.

Early Notables of the Gerren family

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Migration of the Gerren family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Gerren (post 1700) +

  • Ashley Taylor Gerren (1990-2021), birth name of Gerren Taylor, American actress who appeared on the BET reality series Baldwin Hills and the documentary America the Beautiful in 2007
  • Kory Gerren Sheets (b. 1985), American running back for the Oakland Raiders, former CFL player; named 2013 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player (MVP) on Facebook