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Gerster Early Origins



The surname Gerster was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Gerster Spelling Variations


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Gerster Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerst, Garst, Gerster, Garster, Garstel, Gerstel and others.

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Gerster Early History


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Gerster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerster research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gerster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gerster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerster Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gerster 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:

Gerster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Gerster, who settled in Carolina in 1736
  • Hans Georg Gerster, who landed in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Heini Gerster, who landed in America in 1736
  • Casper Gerster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Henrich Gerster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gerster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Gerster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Paul Gerster, who arrived in Valdivia, Chile in 1850
  • Auguste Gerster, who arrived in North America in 1852
  • Matthias Gerster, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerster (post 1700)



  • Louis Gerster, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Pesth, 1884; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Budapest, 1892-98

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Gerster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerster 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 9 November 2015 at 09:33.

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