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
involved raising geese.
The surname Gaus was first found in Brunswick, where the name is considered to have made a great contribution to the
society which became the backbone early development in Europe. The name became prominent in
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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of this family name include: Gans, Ganss, Ganse, Gansse, Ganz, Ganze, Gantz and many more.