Ganser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ganser family

The surname Ganser was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Ganser family

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Ganser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gambser, Gamser, Gamsen, Gambsenberg, Gamsendorf, Gomser, Gomzee and many more.

Early Notables of the Ganser family (pre 1700)

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Ganser migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ganser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jean Ganser, who arrived in America in 1817
  • John Ganser, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838
  • John M. Ganser, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Christian Andreas Ganser, who settled in North America in 1867

Contemporary Notables of the name Ganser (post 1700)

  • Levi M. Ganser, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canaan [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
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