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Gayns Early Origins



The surname Gayns was first found in Oldenburg in Lower Saxony where the name Geins was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Gayns Spelling Variations


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Gayns Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Geins, Geintz, Geisen, Geyns, Geyn, Giens, Gienst, Gauntz, Gains, Geyns and many more.

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Gayns Early History


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Gayns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gayns research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 171 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Gayns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gayns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gayns Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gayns 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 or some of its variants were: Henry Gains, who came to Lynn, MA in 1638; Ann Gains, who came to Pensacola, FL in 1769; Samuel Geisen, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1823; Alexander Gains, who arrived in Virginia in 1852.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Gayns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gayns 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 13 August 2014 at 11:35.

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