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Geisel Early Origins



The surname Geisel was first found in Silesia, where the name Geisler was anciently associated with a noble family of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into numerous houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Geisel Spelling Variations


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Geisel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Geissler, Geisler, Geisle, Geissle, Geisse, Geise, Geysler, Geysle, Geislern, Geisslern, Geyslern, Geiseler and many more.

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Geisel Early History


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Geisel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geisel research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1288 and 1432 are included under the topic Early Geisel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geisel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geisel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Geisel were Hans Caspar von Geisler was chief administrator of Munich in the first half of the 17th century, whose descendants achieved prominent positions in...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geisel 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:

Geisel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Geisel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Johannes Geisel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Geisel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Geisel, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Samuel Geisel, aged 31, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • Jacob Geisel, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Joh Anton Geisel, who landed in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geisel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geisel (post 1700)



  • Helen Palmer Geisel (1899-1967), American actress and author
  • Harry Christian Geisel (1888-1966), American Major League Baseball umpire
  • John David Geisel (b. 1955), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), better known as Dr. Seuss, a popular children's author, was awarded a special citation in 1984 by the Pulitzer Prize board
  • Eike Geisel (1945-1997), German journalist and essayist
  • Theo Geisel (b. 1948), German physicist
  • Ernesto Beckmann Geisel (1907-1996), President of Brazil from 1974-79

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Geisel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geisel 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 19 January 2017 at 08:09.

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