Giger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Giger family

The surname Giger was first found in Languedoc where this celebrated family held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Giger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Giger research. Another 414 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1163, 1212, 1244, 1258, 1262, 1277, 1288, 1327, 1342, 1349, 1400, 1426, 1488, 1500, 1534, 1582, 1587, 1600, 1780, 1783, 1784, 1792, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Giger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Giger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gigord, Gigorde, Gigorre, Gigorres, Gigort, Gigors, Gigorz, De Gigord, De Gigorde, De Gigorre, De Gigorres, De Gigort, De Gigors, De Gigorz, Gigorns, Guigorns, Gigorium, Guigorcium, Gigor, Gigo, Giger, Gigaud and many more.

Early Notables of the Giger family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Raymond De Gigord, Counsellor to the King, Judge and Lieutenant-General of the Duchy of Joyeuse during the 1500's; Nicolas Gigault (ca. 1627-1707), a French Baroque...
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Giger migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Giger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Heini Giger, who arrived in America in 1740 [1]
  • Abram Giger, who arrived in South Carolina in 1742 [1]
  • William Giger, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • Anna Maria Giger, who landed in America in 1772 [1]
Giger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Giger, who landed in Arkansas in 1871 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Giger (post 1700)

  • Isaiah B. Giger, American politician, Burgess of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, 1929 [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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from
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