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.
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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.