Gorter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gorter family

The surname Gorter was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Gurtler became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Early History of the Gorter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gorter research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1786 is included under the topic Early Gorter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gorter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gurtler, Gürlter, Gurtner, Gurter, Gorter, Girtler, Curtler, Kirtler, Gertler and many more.

Early Notables of the Gorter family (pre 1700)

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

United States Gorter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gorter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jitske Gorter, who arrived in Iowa in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gorter (post 1700) +

  • Herman Gorter (1864-1927), Dutch poet and socialist
  • Edwin Gorter (b. 1963), Dutch former professional footballer
  • Donny Gorter (b. 1988), Dutch professional footballer, son of former footballer Edwin Gorter
  • David de Gorter (1717-1783), Dutch physician and botanist
  • Cornelis Jacobus "Cor" Gorter (1907-1980), Dutch experimental and theoretical physicist

  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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