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The ancient roots of the Gottfreed family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Gottfreed surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but eventually gained a significant reputation for their contribution to the region's medieval society.

Gottfreed Early Origins



The surname Gottfreed was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Gottfreed Early History


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Gottfreed Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gottfreed research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 121 and 1210 are included under the topic Early Gottfreed History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gottfreed Spelling Variations


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Gottfreed Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Gottfreed include Gottfried, Godfreed, Gotfried, Gottfreed, Gottfrieden and many more.

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Gottfreed Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gottfreed Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Gottfreed surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Georg Gottfried, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; as well as Johann Georg Gottfried in 1744.

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