Gess History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gess family
The surname Gess was first found in Baden, 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.
Early History of the Gess family
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Gess Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Guss, Güss, Gusser, Gussich, Gus, Gusner, Gess, Gessel, Cuss and many more.
Early Notables of the Gess family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Gess during this period were Johann Sigismund Cousser or Kusser , son of a musician at Presburg; born there 1657, died in Dublin 1727. He studied six years in Paris under Lulli, and on his return to Germany was appointed chapel-master at Wolfenbüttel, and at Stuttgart. He lived at Hamburg from 1693 to 1697, conducting the performances at the opera, and is...
In the United States, the name Gess is the 15,825th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gess Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Gess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century