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The surname Geselln was first found in Austria, where the name Geeslin became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geeslin, Geisen, Geislern, Geyselin, Geselln, Gieslin, Gieselin, Geeslyn, Geselen, Geuslin and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geselln research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1712 and 1810 are included under the topic Early Geselln History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad Geysel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Herman Geysel, who came to Pennsylvania in 1754; and Frederick Geislich, who was naturalized in Scott County, Iowa in 1859..

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  9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Geselln Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geselln 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.

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