Gessel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gessel family
The surname Gessel 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.
Important Dates for the Gessel family
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Gessel 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 Gessel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gessel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Guss, who was on reocrd in Virginia in 1704; Jon Jacob Guss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732; Adam Guss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gessel (post 1700)
- Van C. Gessel (b. 1950), American academic, former Dean of the BYU College of Humanities at Brigham Young University
- Jack Gessel, American politician, Mayor of St. Albans, West Virginia, 1999 
- Sander Branko van Gessel (b. 1976), Dutch footballer
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