This name is thought to be somehow derived from the Old German word "Geiß," which means "goat."
Early Origins of the Gaiss family
The surname Gaiss was first found in Switzerland
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Gaiss family
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Gaiss Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Geist, Geistt, Geisst, Geiste, Geistte, Geisste, Geistes, Geists, Geistts, Giest, Giestt, Giests, Geest, Geisser, Gaisser, Geiss, Gaiss, Geissler and many more.
Early Notables of the Gaiss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gaiss family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gaiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Eva Gaiss was only 3 when she landed in New York in 1871
- And Frida Gaiss went to North America in 1890