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The German surname Gaus is derived from the Middle High German word "ganser," which means "gander." Generally it came was a name for people, whose occupation involved raising geese.

Gaus Early Origins



The surname Gaus was first found in Brunswick, where the name is considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The family name also spread to Thuringia and to East Prussia.

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Gaus Spelling Variations


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Gaus Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gans, Ganss, Ganse, Gansse, Ganz, Ganze, Gantz and many more.

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Gaus Early History


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Gaus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaus research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1797 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Gaus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaus 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:

Gaus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A M Gaus, who arrived in America in 1848
  • Julius Gottlieb Wolfgang Gaus, who landed in America in 1850
  • Michael Gaus, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1857
  • Dennis Gaus, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaus (post 1700)



  • John Gaus, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lycoming County, 1879-80
  • Charles Henry Gaus (1840-1909), American Republican politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1902-08; New York state comptroller, 1909

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Gaus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaus 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 3 November 2015 at 11:42.

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