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Early Origins of the Gesseler family

The surname Gesseler 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 Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Gesseler family

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Gesseler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gessel, Gesseler, Gessler, Gesril, Gestel, Gestele, Gestelen, Jessel, Jestell and many more.

Early Notables of the Gesseler family (pre 1700)

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United States Gesseler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gesseler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Adolph Gesseler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johan Philip Gesseler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [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