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The German surname Gonser is derived from the Middle High German word "ganser," which means "gander." Generally it came was a name for people, whose occupation involved raising geese.

Gonser Early Origins



The surname Gonser was first found in Brunswick, where the name is considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The family name also spread to Thuringia and to East Prussia.

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Gonser Spelling Variations


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Gonser Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gans, Ganss, Ganse, Gansse, Ganz, Ganze, Gantz and many more.

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Gonser Early History


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Gonser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gonser research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1797 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Gonser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gonser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gonser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gonser 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 or some of its variants were: Hendrich Gans, who came to Philadelphia in 1739; Justus Gans arrived in New Jersey in 1755. Berhard Gans came to New York city in 1761; and Mathias Ganz arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1888..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Gonser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gonser 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 6 February 2012 at 11:40.

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