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Where did the German Preissler family come from? What is the German Preissler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Preissler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Preissler family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Preuss, Pruys, Preussner, Preussler, Preissler, Prutz, Preis, Preiss, Preisser, Preissler, Preissman, Prusse, Prussman and many more.

First found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region Saxony. The name Preuss came from an ancient Baltic tribe of the name Prüsen, a tribe displaced by the German tribes in the 13th century. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Preissler research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1605, 1620, 1696, 1698, 1771, 1666 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Preissler History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 81 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Preissler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: August Preusch, who came to Philadelphia in 1738; Henrich Preus, a Hessian soldier who came to America for the American War of Independence, and was on record in Quebec in 1779.

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  • Alfred Preissler (1921-2003), German footballer and manager
  • Fritz Preissler (1908-1948), Czechoslovak three-time gold and silver medalist luger in the 1920s through the 1930s


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  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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The Preissler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Preissler 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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