Giselherr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Giselherr family
The surname Giselherr 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 Giselherr family
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Giselherr Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gessler, Gesler, Gesseler, Giselherr, Geseller and others.
Early Notables of the Giselherr family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Giselherr 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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Migration of the Giselherr family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Adam Gesler, who came to Philadelphia in 1738; as did Johannes Geseller in 1737. Samuel Gessler arrived in Canada in 1783; and Anton and Berhard Gessler came to Philadelphia in 1844 and 1856 respectively..