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The surname Gisel is a name of ancient French origin. It was a Breton name given to a person with gray hair. The name Gisel is derived from the Old French word "gris," which means "gray," and was often given to someone with gray hair.

Gisel Early Origins



The surname Gisel was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat at Motte, and were prominent members of the aristocracy.

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Gisel Spelling Variations


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Gisel Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Gisel include Gris, Griss, Grix, LeGris, Legris, Legriss and many more.

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Gisel Early History


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Gisel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gisel research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 178 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Gisel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gisel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gisel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gisel 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Gisel were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gisel were Adrien Legris (1686), Jean Legris (1692 Lépine), and Denis Legris (1728) all arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Gisel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gisel 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 10 December 2013 at 16:01.

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