Ganzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Ganzer family

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.

Important Dates for the Ganzer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ganzer research. Another 136 words (10 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.

Ganzer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ganzer family (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.

Ganzer migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • August Ganzer, who landed in Arkansas in 1892 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ganzer (post 1700)

  • Alvin Ganzer (1912-2009), American film and television director, known for his work on When the Boys meet the... (1965), Police Woman (1974-1978) and The Blue Knight (1975)
  • Jimmy Ganzer, American founder of clothing and lifestyle company Jimmy'z in 1984

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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