Holy Roman Empire. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Bohemia. Two of the common types of family names found in the Prussia are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Jertz derived from the Old German personal name Gerhard, which means spear-brave.
Early Origins of the Jertz family
Early History of the Jertz family
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Jertz Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerhardt, Gearhart, Gearhardt, Gerhart, Gearhard, Gerhard, Gerheart, Gearheart, Gerard and many more.
Early Notables of the Jertz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jertz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Georg Gerhard, with his wife and six children, who came to America in 1709. Johann Heinrich Gerhard arrived in Philadelphia in 1739; Christopher Gerhardt also came to Philadelphia in 1752. Jacob Gerhart came to New Jersey in 1730..
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