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Gess Early Origins



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.

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Gess Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gess Early History


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Gess Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gess research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1752 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Gess History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gess Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gess Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gess 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 were:

Gess Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gess, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

Gess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Adam Gess, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Johannes Gess, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gess (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gess (post 1700)



  • W. Goode Gess, American Democrat politician, Chair of Berkeley County Democratic Party, 1975
  • Robert Gess (b. 1985), German judoka at the 2007 World Judo Championships
  • Edgar Yakovlevich Gess (b. 1954), retired Soviet football player and coach

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Gess Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Gess Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gess 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 26 November 2015 at 11:50.

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