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Where did the German Griess family come from? What is the German Griess family crest and coat of arms? When did the Griess family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Griess family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Griis, Griiser, Griisen, Griismann, Griim, Gris, Grisard, Grisel, Griset, Grisogono, Griisbach and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Griess research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1708, 1734, and 1739 are included under the topic Early Griess History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Griess Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Griess Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Griess Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Griess Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Griess 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 13 July 2011 at 11:37.