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Gerth Early Origins



The surname Gerth was first found in Surrey 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 12th century when they held estates in that shire and held a family seat at Morden.

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Gerth Spelling Variations


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Gerth Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gerth has been recorded under many different variations, including Garth, Garthe, Girth, Gyrth, Gyrthe, Gart, Gartt and others.

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Gerth Early History


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Gerth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerth research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1096, 1455, 1487, 1661 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Gerth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gerth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gerth 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gerth or a variant listed above:

Gerth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Gerth, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782

Gerth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Gerth, who landed in America in 1840
  • Gotfrieu Gerth, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gerth (post 1700)



  • Jeff Gerth, American former investigative reporter for The New York Times, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for covering the transfer of American satellite-launch technology to China
  • Otto A. Gerth, American politician, Mayor of Beverly Hills, California, 1950
  • Charles S. Gerth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1950
  • Charles S. Gerth, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1908
  • Walter Gerth (1914-1995), German Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Gerth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gerth 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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