Greis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Greis family

The surname Greis was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Griis is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Important Dates for the Greis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greis research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1708, 1734, and 1739 are included under the topic Early Greis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Greis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Griis, Griiser, Griisen, Griismann, Griim, Gris, Grisard, Grisel, Griset, Grisogono, Griisbach and many more.

Early Notables of the Greis family (pre 1700)

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Greis migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Greis, who landed in America in 1851 [1]
Greis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andrew Greis, aged 30, who landed in America from Hanover, Germany, in 1907
  • Johann Greis, aged 14, who settled in America from Godbruigan, Luxenbourg, in 1907
  • Jean Pierre Greis, aged 25, who landed in America from Godleinger, Luxemburg, in 1911
  • Alphonse Greis, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Munich, Germany, in 1911
  • Alphonse Greis, aged 24, who settled in America from Munchen, Germany, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Greis (post 1700)

  • Michael Greis (b. 1976), German three-time Olympic gold medalist in biathlon

Historic Events for the Greis family

Bismarck
  • Hubert Greis (1920-1941), German Schreibersgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

Citations

  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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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