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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



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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 22 February 2016 at 08:46.

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