Gildner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Gildner is German in origin. It is derived from "Göldner," meaning "the gold worker," and was most likely first borne by a miner or a gold washer.

Early Origins of the Gildner family

The surname Gildner was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Gildner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gildner research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gildner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gildner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guldner, Goldner, Gouldner, Geldner, Geltner, Giltner and many more.

Early Notables of the Gildner family (pre 1700)

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United States Gildner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gildner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Frantc Gildner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Conrad Gildner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Simon Gildner, who landed in America in 1777 [1]
Gildner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Boldis Gildner, aged 5, who arrived in New York, NY in 1873 [1]
  • Christine Gildner, aged 19, who landed in New York, NY in 1873 [1]
  • Clementine Gildner, aged 9, who landed in New York, NY in 1873 [1]
  • Friederike Gildner, aged 1, who arrived in New York, NY in 1873 [1]
  • Friedrich Gildner, aged 15, who landed in New York, NY in 1873 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gildner (post 1700) +

  • Paul Gildner (1914-1943), German Luftwaffe night fighter ace
  • Paul Gildner, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 48 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross


  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)


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