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The roots of the distinguished German surname Gasser 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.

Gasser Early Origins



The surname Gasser 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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Gasser Spelling Variations


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Gasser 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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Gasser Early History


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Gasser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gasser 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 Gasser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gasser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gasser Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Gasser Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Marke Gasser, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Gasser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Antoni Gasser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hants Adam Gasser, aged 32, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Alexander Gasser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Peter Gasser and his wife Magdalena Springer, who came to Pennsylvania in 1738 with their four children
  • Peter Gasser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gasser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benedict Gasser, who landed in New York in 1844
  • Marcus Gasser, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1844
  • Michel Gasser, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Urs Gasser, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • Frederick Gasser, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Gasser Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Franziskus Gasser, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia after fighting in the American Revolution

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gasser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gasser (post 1700)



  • Major-General Lorenzo Dow Gasser (1876-1955), American Acting Deputy Chief of Staff US Army (1939-1940)
  • Hans Wilhelm Gasser (b. 1904), German doctor
  • Herbert S Gasser (1888-1963), American physiologist, recipient of the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Sandra Gasser (b. 1962), retired Swiss track and field World Championship athlete
  • Mark Gasser (b. 1972), British concert pianist

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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. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gasser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gasser 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 21 December 2013 at 14:19.

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