Geils History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geils family

The surname Geils was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Geils family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geils research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1709 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Geils History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geils Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geillart, Gaillard, Gaillart, Gaillet, Geyard, Gayart, Gaillou, Gailhard, Gaillardet, Gaillardot, Gaillardon, Gaillot, Gaillochet and many more.

Early Notables of the Geils family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Geils Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Geils migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Geils Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Geils, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Egyptian" on 5th April 1839, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Geils (post 1700) +

  • John Warren "J." Geils Jr. (1946-2017), American guitarist, leader of The J. Geils Band


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 26th January 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/egyptian


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