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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gutzmann, Gutzmar, Gutzmer, Gussman, Gusmann, Guzmann, Guzman, Gusman, Gussman, Guessmann, Gossmann, Goessmann, Guessman, Gosman, Goesman, Guetzmann, Gotzmann, Goetzmann, Guetzman, Gotzman, Goetzman and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name Gussmann came from humble beginnings in early times but later gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the area's medieval society. Eventually the family achieved prominence by forming a number of branches and acquiring distant estates, thereby elevating their social status.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gossmann research. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) covering the year 1788 is included under the topic Early Gossmann History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gossmann Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Dieterich E Gossmann, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • William Gossmann, who came to St. Clair, Illinois in 1876
  • William Gossmann, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1876
  • Louis Gossmann, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1880
  • Samuel Gossmann, who arrived in St Clair County, Ilk in 1882

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  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Gossmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gossmann 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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