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:
Typical Gysin Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Gysin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
^ 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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