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The distinguished German surname Giesbrecht is derived from the old Germanic personal name "Gieselbrecht," which was itself derived from the Old High German "gisel," meaning "noble offspring," and "beraht," meaning "shining."

Giesbrecht Early Origins



The surname Giesbrecht was first found in northern German and the Low Countries, where the 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.

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Giesbrecht Spelling Variations


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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.

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Giesbrecht Early History


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Giesbrecht Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giesbrecht research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1440, 1492, 1814, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Giesbrecht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Giesbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Giesbrecht Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giesbrecht Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Québec in 1875.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Giesbrecht (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Giesbrecht (post 1700)



  • Klaus Giesbrecht (b. 1975), German professional footballer
  • Gordon Grant Giesbrecht, Canadian physiologist at the Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at the University of Manitoba in Manitoba, Canada
  • Helmut Giesbrecht (b. 1943), Ukrainian-born, Canadian educator and former politician in British Columbia who represented Skeena in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1991 to 2001
  • Wilhelm Giesbrecht (1854-1913), Prussian zoologist, specialising in copepods
  • Marnie Giesbrecht, well-known Canadian organist
  • Mark Giesbrecht, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Giesbrecht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Giesbrecht 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 December 2016 at 07:02.

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