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Origins Available: French, German

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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  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. 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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