Giess History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Giess family

The surname Giess was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation. Alsace Lorraine was their original birth place.

Early History of the Giess family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giess research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1480, 1550, 1497, 1562, 1532, 1524, 1580, 1480 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Giess History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Giess Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Geisser, Geiss, Geis, Giese, Gise, Geizzer, Geizer, Guiser, Guyser, Geissmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Giess family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Giess during this period were Tiedemann Giese (1480-1550), German Catholic bishop from Danzig, Prince-Bishop of Warmia; Georg Giese (1497-1562), German merchant from Danzig, subject of...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Giess Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Giess migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Giess, who settled in Philadelphia, in 1731 with his wife Anna Barbara Guller Giesse, his four sons, and one daughter
  • Christian Giess, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Giess Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Giess, aged 18, who arrived in America in 1892 [1]
  • Adam Giess, aged 17, who landed in America in 1892 [1]


  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)


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