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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.
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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gans, Ganss, Ganse, Gansse, Ganz, Ganze, Gantz and many more.
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.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ganzer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ganzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.
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