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From the historical and enchanting region of Austria emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Mauser family. Originally, the Austrian people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Austria is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Mauser is a nickname type of surname derived from the German word maus, which means mouse, and was given to a person thought to bear some resemblance to the timid animal.

Mauser Early Origins



The surname Mauser was first found in Austria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. The name's literal meaning is "mouse catcher," or in some variations "small mouse," and stemms from the Latin form "Musculus." Chronicles first mention Ulrich Mueselin of Bamberg in 1147, Chunrich Meusel of Tirol in 1381, and L. Meisl, also of Tirol, in 1573. Gosswin Meuser is mentioned in 1268. The various branches declared allegiance 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 enlisted by many leaders in their search for power.

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Mauser Spelling Variations


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Mauser Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Mauser include Maeusel, Meusel, Meussel, Meuser, Mauser, Mauserer, Maueser and many more.

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Mauser Early History


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Mauser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mauser research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1514, 1770, 1775, 1807, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Mauser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mauser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mauser Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Mauser were Andreas Musculus (his real name was Meusel) (1514-81), who was an influential theologian and staunch supporter of Martin Luther. Karl...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mauser 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mauser were

Mauser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matheus Mauser arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Hans Michael Mauser, who emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife Agatha Gomminger and six children in 1751
  • Johann Mauser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Hans Georg Mauser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Mich Mauser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Mauser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juno Gottlieb Mauser came to New Orleans in 1820
  • William Mauser, who arrived in Colorado in 1881

Mauser Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Mauser, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Gertroud Mauser, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mauser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mauser (post 1700)



  • Timothy Edward Mauser (b. 1966), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1991 to 1995
  • Siegfried Mauser (b. 1954), German pianist
  • Gerd Ernst Mäuser (b. 1958), German businessman, president of VfB Stuttgart from 2011 to 2013
  • Wilhelm Mauser (1834-1882), German weapon designer and manufacturer/industrialist, brother of Paul Mauser
  • Paul Mauser (1838-1914), German weapon designer and manufacturer/industrialist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Mauser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mauser 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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