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The surname Gutenberg developed into a surname independently, from a few sources. It evolved from the Low German word "Gude," meaning "good. " It came from the Frisian word "Gudde." As well as from the German Gut(h), which was used in the Middle Ages to refer to a free man of noble birth.

Gutenberg Early Origins



The surname Gutenberg was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Gude is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region. The earliest instance of the name appears to be of a knight in Upper Alsace in 1251 with the name Guotman. A Herman der Guot is on record in Suz in 1236; and a Gerhard de Guden was on record in Kolberg in 1277.

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Gutenberg Spelling Variations


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Gutenberg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gude, Gudde, Gudenau, Gudentz, Guenus, Güder, Gudiel, Gudin, Guedin, Guchte, Gute, Guten, Guter, Guth, Gutte, Gutteling, Guttenberg, Guettenberg, Guttenberg and many more.

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Gutenberg Early History


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Gutenberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gutenberg research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1696, 1730, 1765, 1635, 1689, 1645, 1698, 1684, 1698, 1400 and 1468 are included under the topic Early Gutenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gutenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gutenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Marquard Gude (1635-1689), a German archaeologist and classical scholar; Johann Gottfried von Guttenberg (1645-1698), Franconian nobleman, Prince-Bishop of Würzburg 1684-1698; and Johann...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gutenberg 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:

Gutenberg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nils Gutenberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693

Gutenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Gutenberg, who landed in America in 1852
  • Hermann Gutenberg, who arrived in New Jersey in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gutenberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gutenberg (post 1700)



  • Beno Gutenberg (1889-1960), German-American seismologist, mentor of Charles Francis Richter in his development of the Richter scale
  • Erich Gutenberg (1897-1984), German economist, considered the founder of modern German business studies after World War II
  • Johann Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (1400-1468), German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, publisher and inventor of mechanical movable type printing which revolutionized printing and led to the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, best known for his Gutenberg Bible

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. 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).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 28 November 2014 at 10:15.

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