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The German surname Ganz is derived from the Middle High German word "ganser," which means "gander." Generally it came was a name for people, whose occupation involved raising geese.

Ganz Early Origins



The surname Ganz was first found in Brunswick, where the name is considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The family name also spread to Thuringia and to East Prussia.

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Ganz Spelling Variations


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Ganz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gans, Ganss, Ganse, Gansse, Ganz, Ganze, Gantz and many more.

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Ganz Early History


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Ganz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ganz research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1797 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Ganz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ganz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ganz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ganz 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:

Ganz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolaus Ganz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Ganz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Ganz, aged 24, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Franz Ganz, who landed in New Orleans, Ca in 1852
  • Lorenz Ganz, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Mathias Ganz arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1888

Ganz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rudolph Ganz, who landed in Illinois in 1900
  • Sebastian Ganz, aged 19, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Ottillia Ganz, aged 13, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Phillip Ganz, aged 15, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Elisabeth Ganz, aged 21, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganz (post 1700)



  • Emil Ganz, American politician, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1885-86, 1899-1901
  • David L. Ganz, American politician, Mayor of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, 2001-02
  • Rudolph Ganz (1877-1972), born in Switzerland, was an influential conductor and composer in the United States

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

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