Bavaria. The name is derived from the German word "Gasse," meaning "street, alley," and denotes someone who lives either on the main road of the village or in an alley.
Early Origins of the Gesner family
Bavaria, where the name 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. One of the earliest known bearers of the name was Arnold in der gassen, who was a citizen of Ober-Alpfen in 1266.
Early History of the Gesner family
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Gesner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gasser, Gassier, Gässler, Gassner, Gassur, Gaster, Gesser, Gesner, Gauser, Gausser, Casser, Kasser, Kausser, Kauser, Gassaway, Gasse, Gass, Gess, Gässer, Gässner and many more.
Early Notables of the Gesner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gesner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gesner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gesner (post 1700)
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