Gessler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gessler family

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 medieval 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 through their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Gessler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gessler research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1745, 1673, 1740, 1697, 1704, 1707, 1715, 1707, 1773, 1734, 1800, 1707, 1783, 1707, 1783 and 1307 are included under the topic Early Gessler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gessler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gessler family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Gessler were Georg Gsell (1673-1740), Swiss Baroque painter, art consultant and art dealer. He was born in St. Gallen where he married his first wife in 1697. They moved to Amsterdam in 1704 where their fifth daughter Katharina was born in 1707. His wife died and he remarried Anna Horstmans, but divorced her in 1715. Gsell died, aged 67, in St. Petersburg and his wife...
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United States Gessler migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Samuel Gessler, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Gessler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton Gessler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1844
  • J A Gessler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Berhard Gessler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856

Canada Gessler migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gessler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Gessler, who arrived in Canada in 1783

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
  • Doc Gessler (1880-1924), American baseball player
  • Susan Gessler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008 [2]
  • Otto Gessler (b. 1875), German Minister of Defense from 1920-28, who reorganized the German Army in the post-war period
  • Gessler Viera Abreu (b. 1985), Cuban gold medalist Taekwondo athlete at the 2007 World Championships


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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