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This name is thought to be somehow derived from the Old German word "Geiß," which means "goat."

Gaiss Early Origins



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.

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Gaiss Spelling Variations


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Gaiss Spelling Variations



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.

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Gaiss Early History


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Gaiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaiss research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1711, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Gaiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaiss 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



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

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Gaiss Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. 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. 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).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Gaiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaiss 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 December 2010 at 13:07.

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