Guss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Guss family

The surname Guss was first found in Baden, where the name 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.

Early History of the Guss family

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Guss Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guss, Güss, Gusser, Gussich, Gus, Gusner, Gess, Gessel, Cuss and many more.

Early Notables of the Guss family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Guss during this period were Johann Sigismund Cousser or Kusser , son of a musician at Presburg; born there 1657, died in Dublin 1727. He studied six years in Paris under Lulli, and on his return to Germany was appointed chapel-master at Wolfenbüttel, and at Stuttgart. He lived at Hamburg from 1693 to 1697, conducting the performances at the opera, and is...
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Guss Ranking

In the United States, the name Guss is the 10,900th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Guss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Guss, who was on reocrd in Virginia in 1704
  • Elizabeth Guss, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [2]
  • Jon Jacob Guss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jon Jacob Guss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [2]
  • Jacob Guss, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
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Contemporary Notables of the name Guss (post 1700) +

  • Louis Guss (b. 1918), American character actor
  • Hyman Guss, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1940, 1944 (alternate) [3]
  • Guss C. Salley, American Republican politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Benton County 1964 [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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