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Early Origins of the Gassman family

The surname Gassman was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The family name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Gassman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gassman research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1623, 1723, 1736, 1762, 1771, 1777, 1783 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Gassman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gassman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaas, Gaes, Gaest, Gaesdon, Gas, Gascher, Gascon, Gascq, Gasele, Gäsler, Gasol, Gass, Gasse, Gasser, Gast, Gaste, Gastel and many more.

Early Notables of the Gassman family

Notables of the time included

  • Florian Leopold Gassmann, born May 4, 1723, at Brüx in Bohemia : in 1736 ran away from his father who wished to educate him as a merchant...
  • His best pupil was Salieri, who after their father's death educated Gassmann's daughters as opera-singers[1]...


United States Gassman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gassman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Gassman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Philipp Rheinhard Gassman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gassman (post 1700) +

  • Tedd Gassman (b. 1943), American politician, Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (2013-)
  • David B. "Dave" Gassman, American politician, Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives (2002-)
  • Vittorio Gassman Knight Grand Cross, OMRI, (1922-2000), popularly known as Il Mattatore, an Italian theatre and film actor and director
  • Alessandro Gassman (b. 1965), Italian actor, son of Vittorio Gassman


  1. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  2. 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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