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Gerrish Early Origins



The surname Gerrish 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.

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Gerrish Spelling Variations


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Gerrish Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerriss, Gerrish, Gerish, Gerras, Gerres, Cherrish, Cherish, Cherris, Cherriss, Gerygge, Gerridge and many more.

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Gerrish Early History


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Gerrish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerrish research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, 1680 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Gerrish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gerrish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerrish Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gerrish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gerrish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gerrish, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1639
  • John Gerrish, who landed in Virginia in 1641
  • Thomas Gerrish, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Gerrish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Gerrish, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712

Gerrish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Gerrish, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Gerrish Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Gerrish, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Joseph Gerrish, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • George Gerrish, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Benjamin Gerrish, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Bridges Gerrish, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gerrish Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Gerrish, aged 35, a smith, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Lydia Gerrish, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • George Gerrish, aged 6, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Charles Gerrish, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Lydia Gerrish, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerrish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerrish (post 1700)



  • Samuel D. Gerrish, American ionospheric physics researcher at Byrd Station, 1966, eponym of the Gerrish Peaks, Antarctica
  • Joseph Gerrish (1709-1774), American-born, Canadian soldier, merchant, judge and politician, Member of the 1st General Assembly of Nova Scotia
  • John O'Neill "Jack" Gerrish (1910-2010), American composer
  • Sylvia Gerrish (1860-1906), American musical theatre performer known as "The Girl with the Poetical Legs"
  • Benjamin Gerrish (1717-1772), American-born, Canadian merchant and politician, Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1759 to 1768
  • Willliam Ewart Ebenezer Gerrish (1898-1978), British philatelist, inducted into the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1958

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Gerrish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerrish 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 1 February 2016 at 01:08.

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