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The German surname Ganzer 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.

Ganzer Early Origins



The surname Ganzer 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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Ganzer Spelling Variations


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Ganzer Spelling Variations



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

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Ganzer Early History


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Ganzer Early History



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

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Ganzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ganzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Ganzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jakob Ganzer, who arrived in Brazil in 1861
  • August Ganzer, who landed in Arkansas in 1892

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganzer (post 1700)



  • Alvin Ganzer (1912-2009), American film and television director

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Ganzer Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Ganzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ganzer 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 17 March 2014 at 14:33.

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