Geis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geis family

The surname Geis was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation. Alsace Lorraine was their original birth place.

Early History of the Geis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geis research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1480, 1550, 1497, 1562, 1532, 1524, 1580, 1480 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Geis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geisser, Geiss, Geis, Giese, Gise, Geizzer, Geizer, Guiser, Guyser, Geissmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Geis family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Geis during this period were Tiedemann Giese (1480-1550), German Catholic bishop from Danzig, Prince-Bishop of Warmia; Georg Giese (1497-1562), German merchant from Danzig, subject of...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Geis migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nikiass Geis, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Anna Margaretha Geis, who arrived in America in 1740 [1]
  • Jakob Geis, who landed in America in 1740 [1]
  • Agatha Geis, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Anna Gunther Maylander Geis, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Geis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Geis, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1833 [1]
  • Heinrich Peter Geis, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Michael Geis, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Joh Geis, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Georg Geis, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Geis (post 1700) +

  • Richard E. Geis (b. 1927), American writer and science fiction writer from Portland, Oregon, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer (1982 and 1983)
  • Jacob Geis (1890-1972), German theatre director, screenwriter and film producer who wrote works for 35 films
  • Norbert Geis (b. 1939), German politician


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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