Gauss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The German surname Gauss 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.
Early Origins of the Gauss family
The surname Gauss 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.
Early History of the Gauss family
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Gauss Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gans, Ganss, Ganse, Gansse, Ganz, Ganze, Gantz and many more.
Early Notables of the Gauss family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included Eduard Ganz (1797-1839) was a German jurist born in Berlin, who taught law at the university. He was a liberal thinker and his course in Modern History was banned by the Prussian government.
Adolf Ganz, born Oct. 14, 1796, was a violinist who studied harmony under Hollbusch; conductor at Mayence (1819), Capellmeister to the Grand Duke of Hesse Darmstadt (1825); composed a melodrama, overtures, marches, Lieder, and choruses for men's voices.
His brother, Moritz, a cellist of the old school, born 1804, was first cello under Adolph at Mayence, and (1826) in the royal band at Berlin, where...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gauss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Gauss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century