Gerwig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gerwig family

The surname Gerwig was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Gerwig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gerwig research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1817 and 1840 are included under the topic Early Gerwig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gerwig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerwer, Gerwen, Gerweys, Gervay, Gerver, Gervier, Gerffer, Gerven, Gerffen and many more.

Early Notables of the Gerwig family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gerwig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gerwig migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gerwig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J Lenhart Gerwig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Gerwig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Gerwig, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gerwig (post 1700) +

  • Herbert Alan Gerwig (1931-2011), American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Killer Karl Kox
  • Greta Celeste Gerwig (b. 1983), American actress and filmmaker
  • Walter H. Gerwig, American Republican politician, Chair of Wood County Republican Party, 1917 [2]
  • Henry Gerwig, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County, 1874 [2]
  • Walter Gerwig (1899-1966), German lutenist, choral conductor and composer
  • Robert Gerwig (1820-1885), German civil engineer, one of the principal designers of the Black Forest Railway


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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