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Gass Early Origins



The surname Gass was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gass Spelling Variations


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Gass Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gass, Gasse and others.

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Gass Early History


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Gass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gass research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1626 is included under the topic Early Gass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gass Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gass 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:

Gass Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Gass, aged 20, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Jon Gass, who landed in Virginia in 1635

Gass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob, Gass Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Frederich Gass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Frederick, Gass Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Friedrich Gass, who landed in America in 1735
  • Martin Gass, who landed in America in 1736
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gass, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John J Gass, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Henry Gass, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Samuel Gass, aged 48, arrived in Tennessee in 1812
  • Joseph Gass, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gass Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Monika Gass, aged 13, landed in New York, NY in 1901

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gass (post 1700)



  • William H Gass (b. 1924), American novelist and short story writer
  • Craig Gass (b. 1970), American stand-up comedian
  • Kyle Gass (b. 1960), American actor and a member of the bands Tenacious D and Trainwreck
  • Patrick Gass, Sergeant in the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Sir Michael David Irving Gass (1916-1983), Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1965 - 1969
  • Melbourne Gass, Canadian politician
  • Donald M. Gass M.D., Ophthalmology pioneer in retinal diseases
  • A J Gass (b. 1975), Canadian CFL football player

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Gass Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    11. ...

    The Gass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gass 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 19 February 2016 at 21:24.

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