Giesen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Giesen family

The surname Giesen was first found in Bavaria where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Giesen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giesen research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giesen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Giesen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gieser, Geyser, Giser, Guiser, Guyeser, Giesser, Giesse and many more.

Early Notables of the Giesen family (pre 1700)

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United States Giesen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giesen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Leendert VanDer Giesen, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • Sibella Giesen, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]

Canada Giesen migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giesen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Giesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Giesen (post 1700) +

  • Erika Giesen (b. 1986), Australian former female bodybuilder, Ms. International

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Karl Anthony Giesen, American Yeoman Second Class from Iowa, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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