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The surname Gussman was first found in Austria, where the name Gussmann came from humble beginnings in early times but later gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the area's medieval society. Eventually the family achieved prominence by forming a number of branches and acquiring distant estates, thereby elevating their social status.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gutzmann, Gutzmar, Gutzmer, Gussman, Gusmann, Guzmann, Guzman, Gusman, Gussman, Guessmann, Gossmann, Goessmann, Guessman, Gosman, Goesman, Guetzmann, Gotzmann, Goetzmann, Guetzman, Gotzman, Goetzman and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gussman research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1788 is included under the topic Early Gussman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Gussman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Gusman, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1751; Earnest Gusmann, who sailed to America in 1777; Adam Gossman, who came to New York, N.Y. in 1782.

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    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Gussman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gussman 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.

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