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Where did the French Gans family come from? What is the French Gans family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gans family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gans family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gand, Gans, Gant, Gond, Gons, Gont, Gande, Gonde, Gandes, Gondes, Gante, Gonte, Gantes, Gontes, de Gand and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gans research. Another 343 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1307, 1385, 1420, 1440, 1500, 1612 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Gans History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Gans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gans Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Hendrich Gans, who came to Philadelphia in 1739
  • Hendrich Gans, aged 34, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Frantz Henrich Gans, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Thomas Gans, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Gans, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750


Gans Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Philip Gans, who landed in New York in 1830
  • Balzee Gans, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • Georg Friedrich Gans, who landed in America in 1834
  • Jacob Gans, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1850
  • L Gans, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851


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  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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The Gans Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gans 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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