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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...
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Gess Ranking

In the United States, the name Gess is the 15,825th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Gess migration to the United States +

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 [2]
Gess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Adam Gess, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744 [2]
  • Johannes Gess, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gess (post 1700) +

  • W. Goode Gess, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Berkeley County Democratic Party, 1975 [3]
  • Robert Gess (b. 1985), German judoka at the 2007 World Judo Championships
  • Edgar Yakovlevich Gess (b. 1954), retired Soviet football player and coach

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook