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Gessel Early Origins



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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Gessel Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gessel Early History


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Gessel Early History



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

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Gessel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gessel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gessel 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gessel (post 1700)


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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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Gessel Family Crest Products


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Gessel Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Gessel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gessel 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 9 November 2015 at 09:37.

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