Geisler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geisler family

The surname Geisler 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 Geisler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geisler research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1288 and 1432 are included under the topic Early Geisler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geisler 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 Geisler family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Geisler 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 Geisler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Geisler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geisler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Catharine Geisler, who arrived in America in 1739 [1]
  • Johann Georg Geisler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johannes Geisler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Geisler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Geisler, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Ferd Geisler, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Joh Geisler, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Benedick Geisler, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1833 [1]
  • Benedict Geisler, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Geisler migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Geisler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Geisler, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Geisler (post 1700) +

  • Norman Leo Geisler (1932-2019), American Christian systematic theologian and philosopher
  • Alan S. Geisler (1931-2009), American food chemist
  • Donald David Geisler (b. 1978), Filipino taekwondo athlete of German-American descent
  • Norman L. Geisler (b. 1932), Christian apologist and the co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • Peter Geisler, German clarinetist
  • Rudolf Geisler (1911-1944), highly decorated German Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II
  • Bruno Geisler (1857-1945), German ornithologist
  • Lothar Geisler (b. 1936), retired German football defender
  • Ladislav "Ladi" Geisler, Czech musician who established a high profile in the post-war German music scene
  • Hans-Ferdinand Geisler (b. 1891), German Luftwaffe commander during World War II
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Willi Geisler (1919-1941), German Mechanikersobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]
  • Günther Geisler (1915-1941), German Oberbootsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  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)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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