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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gessler


German


Gessler Early Origins



The surname Gessler was first found in Switzerland, where the family came from the estate of Grueningen in the canton of Zurich, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Gessler Spelling Variations


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Gessler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gessler, Gesler, Gesseler, Giselherr, Geseller and others.

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Gessler Early History


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Gessler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gessler research. Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1745, 1673, 1740 and 1307 are included under the topic Early Gessler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gessler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gessler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the surname Gessler were Georg Gsell (1673-1740), Swiss Baroque painter, art consultant and art dealer; and Governor Hermann Gessler, the Imperial Vogt who...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gessler 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 were:

Gessler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Gessler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Samuel Gessler, who arrived in America in 1783

Gessler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Gessler came to Philadelphia in 1844
  • J A Gessler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Berhard Gessler came to Philadelphia in 1856

Gessler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Gessler arrived in Canada in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gessler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gessler (post 1700)



  • Scott Gessler (b. 1965), American lawyer and Secretary of State of the U.S. State of Colorado
  • Susan Gessler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008
  • Doc Gessler (1880-1924), American baseball player
  • Otto Gessler (b. 1875), German Minister of Defense from 1920-28, who reorganized the German Army in the post-war period

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Gessler Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gessler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gessler 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 January 2017 at 09:15.

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