Ganson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ganson family

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.

Important Dates for the Ganson family

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Ganson Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ganson family (pre 1700)

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Ganson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ganson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Ganson, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Ganson (post 1700)

  • Arthur Ganson, American kinetic sculptor with works on display at the MIT Museum in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 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 [1]
  • James Ganson, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Genesee County, 1812-14, 1815-17, 1824 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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