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Gertsch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gertsch family


The surname Gertsch was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Gartzen became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Early History of the Gertsch family


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Gertsch Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gartzen, Gartsen, Gartzer, Gartser, Garzen, Garzin, Gertzen, Gertzgen, Gartson, Gertsen and many more.

Early Notables of the Gertsch family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gertsch family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gertsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Salome Gertsch, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738

Gertsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rudolf Gertsch, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1892

Gertsch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wolf Gertsch, aged 36, who landed in America from Lodz, in 1906
  • Alfred Gertsch, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Wengen, Switzerland, in 1911
  • Friedrich Gertsch, aged 21, who settled in America from Wengen, Switzerland, in 1912
  • Johann Gertsch, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Wengen, Switzerland, in 1912
  • Marianne Gertsch, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from Luetschenthal, Switzerland, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gertsch (post 1700)


  • Willis John Gertsch (1906-1998), American arachnologist
  • John Gary Gertsch (1944-1945), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam
  • Franz Gertsch (b. 1930), Swiss painter

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