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Gessler Early Origins



The surname Gessler 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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Gessler Spelling Variations


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Gessler 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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Gessler Early History


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Gessler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gessler research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1745 and 1865 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)



More information is 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    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 27 May 2013 at 13:38.

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