Gundlach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Gundlach is patronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the father of the original bearer. In this case, the name is derived from "Gundlach," which is itself derived from the Old High German words "gund," meaning "war," and "leich," meaning "tournament." The given name was popular among the nobility of Rhine-Hesse during the Middle Ages, and was thus handed down through these noble lines when hereditary surnames became common in Germany.

Early Origins of the Gundlach family

The surname Gundlach was first found in Rhine-Hesse, the southeastern region of the Rhineland, where it was a favorite personal name of the nobles of the region. Due to its military associations, it was also bestowed upon or adopted by many renowned Crusaders. The earliest known bearer of the name was one recorded simply as Gundlach, who lived in Worms in 1304. The young Gundlach family was instrumental during this formative period, figuring prominently in the history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of the medieval society of Rhine-Hesse.

Important Dates for the Gundlach family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gundlach research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1451, 1455, 1569, 1617, 1700, 1748, 1789, and 1879 are included under the topic Early Gundlach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gundlach Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gundlach, Gundelach, Gundloch, Gundlack, Gundelack, Gundelock and many more.

Early Notables of the Gundlach family (pre 1700)

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Gundlach migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gundlach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicolas Gundlach, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777 [1]
  • George Gundlach, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Jean Gundlach, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Gundlach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Konrad Gundlach, who landed in America in 1832 [1]
  • Philipp Gundlach, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1850 [1]
  • John Gundlach, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1850 [1]
  • Jacob Gundlach, who landed in Valparaiso, Chile in 1850 [1]
  • Ph Pet Gundlach, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gundlach (post 1700)

  • Jeffrey Gundlach, American founder of Doubleline Capital, an investment firm
  • Herman "Winks" Gundlach (1913-2005), American professional (NFL) football player
  • David E. Gundlach, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 7th District, 1954; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1956 [2]
  • Chris Gundlach, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1980 [2]
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Gundlach (b. 1912), German electrical engineer and professor of telecommunications
  • Rudolf Gundlach (1894-1957), Polish engineer, inventor and tank designer
  • Juan Cristóbal Gundlach (1810-1896), Cuban naturalist and taxonomist

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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