Gysin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gysin family

The surname Gysin was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Important Dates for the Gysin family

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Gysin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gyssen, Ghiessen, Ghiesen, Gysens, Gysin, Geyss, Gessen and many more.

Early Notables of the Gysin family (pre 1700)

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Gysin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gysin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eva Gysin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Fridrich Gysin, who arrived in America in 1771 [1]
  • Anna Gysin, who landed in America in 1771 [1]
Gysin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Magdalena Gysin, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Reinhard Gysin, who arrived in Kentucky in 1883 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gysin (post 1700)

  • Jessica Ann Gysin (b. 1985), American volleyball player on the United States National Team
  • Werner Gysin (b. 1915), Swiss mathematician who introduced the Gysin sequence and Gysin homomorphism
  • Brion Gysin (1916-1986), English painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist from Taplow, Buckinghamshire

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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)
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