The distinguished surname Gungerich is of German origin. It is derived from the old Germanic personal name
"Gundericus," which is itself derived from the Middle High German "gome," meaning "man," and the Old High German "rihhi," meaning "powerful." The surname indicates "son of Gingerich."
Early Origins of the Gungerich family
The surname Gungerich was first found in Germany
, where the surname was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. The members of the Gungerich family declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Gungerich family
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Gungerich Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gingerich, Güngerich, Günrich, Günzerich, Ginrich and many more.
Early Notables of the Gungerich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gungerich family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Gingerich, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1765; Maria Gungerich, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1833; and Barbara Gingerich and her son Anton, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1856..