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The surname Gotthard was first found in Thuringia, 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goethe, Goeth, Gothe, Gotthe, Gotha, Goethel and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gotthard research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1749, 1832 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Gotthard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable members of the surname Gotthard in this period were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), "Germany's Shakespeare" and her greatest author. He was elevated to the nobility at the request of...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gotthard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gotthard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theodor Gotthard, who landed in America in 1852
  • Julius Karl Gotthard, who arrived in North America in 1854
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    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Gotthard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gotthard 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.

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