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The roots of the distinguished German surname Gassaway lie in the region of Bavaria. The name is derived from the German word "Gasse," meaning "street, alley," and denotes someone who lives either on the main road of the village or in an alley.

Gassaway Early Origins



The surname Gassaway was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. One of the earliest known bearers of the name was Arnold in der gassen, who was a citizen of Ober-Alpfen in 1266.

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Gassaway Spelling Variations


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Gassaway Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gasser, Gassier, Gässler, Gassner, Gassur, Gaster, Gesser, Gesner, Gauser, Gausser, Casser, Kasser, Kausser, Kauser, Gassaway, Gasse, Gass, Gess, Gässer, Gässner and many more.

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Gassaway Early History


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Gassaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gassaway research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1623, 1825, 1866, 1516, 1565, 1691, 1761, 1730, 1788 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Gassaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gassaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gassaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gassaway 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:

Gassaway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Gassaway, who landed in Maryland in 1649

Gassaway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. Gassaway, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1893

Gassaway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leslie Davis Gassaway, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Thomas Gassaway, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gassaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gassaway (post 1700)



  • Frank Harrison Gassaway, American humorist and poet who often wrote under the pseudonym Derrick Dodd
  • Brian Gassaway (b. 1972), American mixed martial arts welterweight fighter
  • Charlie Gassaway (1918-1992), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Percy Lee Gassaway (1885-1937), American Congressman from Oklahoma
  • Nicholas Gassaway (1634-1691), English-born, early American Colonel of the Provincial Maryland Forces

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Gassaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gassaway 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 15 October 2015 at 10:04.

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