Gesse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gesse family

The surname Gesse was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Gesse family

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Gesse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gyssen, Ghiessen, Ghiesen, Gysens, Gysin, Geyss, Gessen and many more.

Early Notables of the Gesse family (pre 1700)

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United States Gesse migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gesse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Michel Gesse, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johann Gesse, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
Gesse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Gesse, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania 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) on Facebook
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