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Gessner Early Origins



The surname Gessner was first found in Bavaria, where the name Gossnitz 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.

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Gessner Spelling Variations


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Gessner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gossnitz, Gössnitz, Gusnetz, Gusnitz, Guschitz, Gessnitz, Cosnitz, Kosnitz and many more.

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Gessner Early History


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Gessner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gessner research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1516, 1565, 1551 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Gessner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gessner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gessner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gessner 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:

Gessner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kocnraet Gessner, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Gessner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Henry Gessner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Gessner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fredk Gessner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • John A Gessner, who landed in Ohio in 1813
  • Michael Gessner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Andreas Gessner, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • John Gessner, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gessner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gessner (post 1700)



  • Hal Gessner (b. 1948), American Emmy Award, Christopher Award and Peabody Award winning television producer
  • Charles R. Gessner (1863-1922), American Major League baseball pitcher who played for the 1886 Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association
  • David Gessner (b. 1961), American essayist, memoirist, nature writer, editor, and cartoonist, winner of the John Burroughs Award for Best Natural History Essay in 2007
  • Mark David Gessner, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 2002
  • Donald L. Gessner, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 92nd District, 1974
  • Christian Gessner (b. 1968), German silver and two-time bronze medalist swimmer at the 1991 European Aquatics Championships and 1991 World Aquatics Championships
  • Johannes Gessner (1709-1790), Swiss mathematician, physicist, botanicus, mineralogist and physician
  • Brian Dennis Gessner (b. 1947), former South African cricketer
  • Nicolas Gessner (b. 1931), Hungarian-born film maker
  • Solomon Gessner (1730-1788), Swiss painter and poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Gessner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gessner 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 8 February 2016 at 08:56.

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