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The surname Meis was first found in Austria, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Meisel, Misel, Meissel, Meissl, Meisl, Misl, Maisel, Meysel, Maysel, Maysl, Meysl, Meyssel and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meis research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1807, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Meis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
During this period prominent bearers of the name Meis were Ernst Adolph von Meissel, who served as Lord Chamberlain to the Queen of Sweden. Karl Meisl (1775-1853) was a Viennese playwrite with...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Meis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Meis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Meis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meis 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 23 September 2010 at 15:38.