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Where did the German Mies family come from? What is the German Mies family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mies family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mies family history?The German surname Mies emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of barbarian tribes. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Mies include Meske, Meeske, Mieske, Mesec, Messec, Messeck, Meseck, Mesech, Messech, Mesac and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs, and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, where each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mies research. Another 230 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1843 is included under the topic Early Mies History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mies Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Mies Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Mies Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Mies Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mies 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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