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Gevers Early Origins



The surname Gevers was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Gevers Spelling Variations


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Gevers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gevers, Geverdes, Gevertz, Gevaerts, Gevarts, Geffer, Gavers, Gavere, Geevers, Jeevers, Jevers and many more.

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Gevers Early History


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Gevers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gevers research. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1815, 1837, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Gevers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gevers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gevers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gevers 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:

Gevers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Gevers, who landed in America in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gevers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gevers (post 1700)



  • Marcia Gevers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980
  • Marie Gevers, Belgian novelist
  • Nick Gevers, South African science fiction editor and critic

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Gevers Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Gevers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gevers 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 16 March 2010 at 07:21.

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