Meise History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Meise family

The surname Meise 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.

Early History of the Meise family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meise research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1807, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Meise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meise Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meisel, Misel, Meissel, Meissl, Meisl, Misl, Maisel, Meysel, Maysel, Maysl, Meysl, Meyssel and many more.

Early Notables of the Meise family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Meise were Ernst Adolph von Meissel, who served as Lord Chamberlain to the Queen of Sweden. Karl Meisl (1775-1853) was a Viennese playwrite with...
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United States Meise migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Davit Meise, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Meise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cath Meise, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • G Meise, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Edward Meise, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Meise (post 1700) +

  • Wilhelm Meise (1901-2002), German ornithologist who studied at the University of Berlin from 1924 to 1928 who analysed taxonomic and historic relationships between the house sparrow and the Spanish sparrow

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


  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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