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Meisels History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Meisels family


The surname Meisels 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 Meisels family


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Meisels 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 Meisels family (pre 1700)


During this period prominent bearers of the name Meisels 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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Migration of the Meisels family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Meysel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752. Peter Meisel landed in Philadelphia in 1782; as did John Misel in 1848; Casper Maisel in 1858; and John Henry Meisel in 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Meisels (post 1700)


  • Samuel J. Meisels (b. 1945), American early childhood expert on assessment and child development, President of Erikson Institute
  • Elazar Meisels, American Orthodox rabbi
  • Dow Ber Meisels (1798-1870), Chief Rabbi of Kraków
  • Tamar Meisels, Professor of Government and Policy in the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University

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