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The colorful history of Saxony provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Ginther family. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Ginther Early Origins



The surname Ginther was first found in Saxony, where the name emerged in mediaeval 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.

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Ginther Spelling Variations


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Ginther Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunther, Gunter, Guenther, Guenter, Gunte, Guenthe, Gunthe, Guente and many more.

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Ginther Early History


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Ginther Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ginther research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1653, 1714, 1695, 1723 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Ginther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ginther Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ginther Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Ginther at this time were Anthony Günther, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (1653-1714), a German prince of the House of Ascania. Johann Guenther...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ginther 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:

Ginther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Ginther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Caspar Ginther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Johannes Ginther, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770

Ginther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Ginther, aged 38, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • John Baldesser Ginther, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Julien Ginther, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Willy Ginther, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1894

Ginther Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Ginther, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Marie Ginther, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Schloime Ginther, aged 19, who landed in America from Kniszin, Russia, in 1911
  • Franz Ginther, aged 25, who landed in America from Eisleben, Germany, in 1913
  • Albert Ginther, aged 39, who emigrated to America from Magdeburg, Germany, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ginther (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ginther (post 1700)



  • William P. Ginther (1858-1933), American architect
  • Paul Richard "Richie" Ginther (1930-1989), American racecar driver

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Ginther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ginther 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 26 September 2013 at 12:41.

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