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Gessen Early Origins



The surname Gessen 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.

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Gessen Early History


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Gessen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gessen research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1745 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Gessen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gessen Spelling Variations


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Gessen Spelling Variations



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

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Gessen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gessen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

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