personal name "Gieselbrecht," which was itself derived from the Old High German "gisel," meaning "noble offspring," and "beraht," meaning "shining."
Early Origins of the Giesbrecht family
personal name "Gieselbrecht" was most popular. The first known bearer of Giesbrecht as a surname was Petrus Giselbrecht, who was a resident of Basel in 1291. The young Giesbrecht family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Giesbrecht family
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Giesbrecht Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Giesbrecht, Gieselbrecht, Giesebrecht, Giesselbrecht, Giese, Giesecke, Gysbrecht, Giesbreck, Giesebreck and many more.
Early Notables of the Giesbrecht family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giesbrecht family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Wilhelm Giesecke and his wife Ernestine Spangenberg, who came to Texas in 1846 with their four children, Agatha Giesbrecht, who emigrated from Hamburg to Qué.
Contemporary Notables of the name Giesbrecht (post 1700)
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