Gloss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gloss family

The surname Gloss was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Gloss family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gloss research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1740 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Gloss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gloss Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glasau, Glaser, Glas, Glesau, Gleser, Glossauer, Gleissenaur, Klassau and many more.

Early Notables of the Gloss family (pre 1700)

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United States Gloss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gloss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Gloss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • John Jacob Gloss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Martin Gloss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Michael Gloss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • David Gloss, who settled in Boston in 1776
Gloss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francois Joseph Gloss, who settled in America in 1838
  • Balthas Gloss, who settled in North America in 1848
  • Friedrich Gloss, who arrived in Brazil in 1885 [1]
Gloss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christian Gloss, who arrived in New York, NY in 1900

Contemporary Notables of the name Gloss (post 1700) +

  • Charles A. Gloss, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952 [2]


  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 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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