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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.

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


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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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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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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
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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
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Gass Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

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

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    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.

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