× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


Gast Early Origins



The surname Gast 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.

Close

Gast Spelling Variations


Expand

Gast 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.

Close

Gast Early History


Expand

Gast Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gast research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1623, 1777 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Gast History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Gast Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Gast Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gast Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gast Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roam Gast, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johan Nickel Gast, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Johann Christian Gast, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • John Gast, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1792

Gast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Gast, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Hans Gast, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Hans Georg Gast, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • A Gast, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Henrich Gast, who landed in America in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Gast (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Gast (post 1700)



  • Paul Werner Gast (1930-1973), American geochemist and geologist, a pioneer in the use of rubidium-strontium and uranium-lead radiometric dating methods for rocks
  • Margaret Gast (1876-1968), born Margareta Nagengast, a German-born, American racing cyclist, inducted to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame
  • Leon Gast, American Academy Award winning documentary film director, producer, cinematographer, and editor, known for When We Were Kings (1996), Manny (2014) and Smash His Camera (2010)
  • John Walter Gast (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • John Gast (1842-1896), Prussian-born, American painter, printer and lithographer
  • Eric M. Gast (b. 1968), American music industry professional
  • Alice Petry Gast (b. 1958), American-born, British 16th President of Imperial College London in London, United Kingdom (2014-)
  • Wolfgang Gast (1919-1988), German Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) in the Waffen-SS during World War II, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Silke Gast (b. 1972), German javelin thrower at the 1994 European Championships
  • John Gast (1772-1837), English shipwright and labour activist, an early trade unionist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Gast Family Crest Products


Expand

Gast Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gast 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 June 2015 at 08:17.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest