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The roots of the distinguished German surname Gesser lie in the region of Bavaria. The name is derived from the German word "Gasse," meaning "street, alley," and denotes someone who lives either on the main road of the village or in an alley.

Gesser Early Origins



The surname Gesser was first found in Bavaria, 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. One of the earliest known bearers of the name was Arnold in der gassen, who was a citizen of Ober-Alpfen in 1266.

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Gesser Spelling Variations


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Gesser Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gasser, Gassier, Gässler, Gassner, Gassur, Gaster, Gesser, Gesner, Gauser, Gausser, Casser, Kasser, Kausser, Kauser, Gassaway, Gasse, Gass, Gess, Gässer, Gässner and many more.

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Gesser Early History


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Gesser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gesser research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1623, 1825, 1866, 1516, 1565, 1691, 1761, 1730, 1788 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Gesser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gesser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gesser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gesser 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: Bernard Gassner, who settled in Louisiana in 1720 with his wife and their two children, Peter Gasser and his wife Magdalena Springer, who came to Pennsylvania in 1738 with their four children, Franziskus Gasser, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia after fighting in the American Revolution, Casper Gassner, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1743.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gesser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gesser (post 1700)



  • Jason John Gesser (b. 1979), American college football coach and former player, current Assistant Director of Development at Washington State University
  • Samuel "Sam" Gesser CM (1930-2008), Canadian impresario, record producer and writer

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Gesser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gesser 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 15 December 2015 at 11:21.

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