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Where did the German Gussman family come from? What is the German Gussman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gussman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gussman 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 Gussman research. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) covering the year 1788 is included under the topic Early Gussman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Gusman, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1751; Earnest Gusmann, who sailed to America in 1777; Adam Gossman, who came to New York, N.Y. in 1782.

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