Geseller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geseller family

The surname Geseller was first found in Switzerland, where the family came from the estate of Grueningen in the canton of Zurich, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status through their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Geseller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geseller research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1745, 1673, 1740, 1697, 1704, 1707, 1715, 1707, 1773, 1734, 1800, 1707, 1783, 1707, 1783 and 1307 are included under the topic Early Geseller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geseller Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gessler, Gesler, Gesseler, Giselherr, Geseller and others.

Early Notables of the Geseller family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Geseller were Georg Gsell (1673-1740), Swiss Baroque painter, art consultant and art dealer. He was born in St. Gallen where he married his first wife in 1697. They moved to Amsterdam in 1704 where their fifth daughter Katharina was born in 1707. His wife died and he remarried Anna Horstmans, but divorced her in 1715. Gsell died, aged 67, in St. Petersburg and his wife...
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geseller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Geseller migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geseller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Geseller, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737
Geseller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julius Geseller, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1851 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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