Geissler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Geissler family

The surname Geissler 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.

Important Dates for the Geissler family

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

Geissler 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 Geissler family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Geissler 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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Geissler migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geissler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Henr Geissler, who landed in America in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Henr Geissler, who arrived in America in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Geissler, who settled in New York State in 1710-11
  • Johann Georg Geissler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Thomas Geissler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Geissler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cath Geissler, aged 66, who landed in America in 1836 [1]
  • William Geissler, who landed in Maryland in 1840 [1]
  • Friedrich Heinrich Geissler, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Fr W Geissler, who arrived in Brazil in 1852 [1]
  • Eleonore H Geissler, who landed in Brazil in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Geissler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Magdalena Geissler, aged 1, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Christina Geissler, aged 28, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Jakob Geissler, aged 8, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Johannes Geissler, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Geissler (post 1700)

  • Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Geissler (1814-1879), German glassblower and inventor who invented the Geissler tube, one later form of which is widely used in neon signs, and another is used in fluorescent lights
  • Heinrich Geissler (1814-1879), German physicist, remembered for the invention of sealed glass tubes named Geissler tubes
  • Heiner Geissler (b. 1930), General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Union
  • William Hastie Geissler (1894-1963), Scottish artist

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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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