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Ganson Early Origins



The surname Ganson was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Ganson Spelling Variations


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Ganson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ganson, Gaunson, Gaweson, Gawenson, Gavenson and many more.

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Ganson Early History


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Ganson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ganson research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ganson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ganson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ganson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ganson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ganson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Ganson settled in Pennsylvania in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganson (post 1700)



  • John Ganson (1818-1874), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 31st District, 1862-63, 1874; U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1863-65
  • James Ganson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Genesee County, 1812-14, 1815-17, 1824
  • Arthur Ganson, American kinetic sculptor with works on display at the MIT Museum in Boston, Massachusetts

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Ganson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ganson 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 12:43.

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