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Geisel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Geisel family


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.

Early History of the Geisel family


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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.

Early Notables of the Geisel family (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...
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Migration of the Geisel family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johannes Geisel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Geisel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Geisel, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Samuel Geisel, aged 31, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jacob Geisel, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joh Anton Geisel, who landed in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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


  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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