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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.

Gundlach Early Origins



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.

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Gundlach Spelling Variations


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Gundlach Spelling Variations



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

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Gundlach Early History


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Gundlach Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gundlach research. Another 167 words (12 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.

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Gundlach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gundlach Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gundlach 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



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Gundlach, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jean Gundlach, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gundlach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Konrad Gundlach, who landed in America in 1832 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Philipp Gundlach, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Gundlach, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jacob Gundlach, who landed in Valparaiso, Chile in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ph Pet Gundlach, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gundlach (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gundlach (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey Gundlach, American founder of Doubleline Capital, an investment firm
  • 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
  • Chris Gundlach, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1980
  • Herman "Winks" Gundlach (1913-2005), American professional (NFL) football player
  • 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

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Gundlach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gundlach 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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