Gielen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gielen family

The surname Gielen was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since early times.

Early History of the Gielen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gielen research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1371, 1415, 1437, 1595 and 1317 are included under the topic Early Gielen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gielen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Giellan, Giellon, Gielland, Giellond, Giellant, Giellont, Giellans, Giellons, Giellands, Giellonds, Giellants, Giellonts, Gielan, Gielon, Gieland, Gielond, Gielant, Gielont, Gelan, Gellans, Gerland, Gerlands, de Giellan and many more.

Early Notables of the Gielen family (pre 1700)

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United States Gielen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gielen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Gielen, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Gielen (post 1700) +

  • Andrea Gielen ScD, American Professor and Director at Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
  • Ryan Gielen (b. 1979), American award winning producer and director, known for his work on The Graduates (2008), Deleted Scenes (2007) and Deleted: The Game (2008)
  • Johan Gielen (b. 1968), Belgium trance artist, DJ, and remixer
  • Renee Gielen (b. 1996), German actress, known for Goudkust
  • Michael Gielen (b. 1927), Austrian conductor and composer, recipient of the Theodor W. Adorno Award in 1986, the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2010 and the Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern in 2010, known for his work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), From Today Until Tomorrow (1997) and Moses and Aaron (1975) on Facebook
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