Ginther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Ginther family

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.

Early History of the Ginther family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ginther research. Another 81 words (6 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.

Ginther Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ginther family (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.


United States Ginther migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Caspar Ginther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Johannes Ginther, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1770 [1]
Ginther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinr Ginther, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • John Baldesser Ginther, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • 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 immigrated 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 immigrated to America from Magdeburg, Germany, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ginther (post 1700) +

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


  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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