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Preiss Early Origins



The surname Preiss was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region Saxony. The name Preuss came from an ancient Baltic tribe of the name Prüsen, a tribe displaced by the German tribes in the 13th century. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Preiss Spelling Variations


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Preiss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Preuss, Pruys, Preussner, Preussler, Preissler, Prutz, Preis, Preiss, Preisser, Preissler, Preissman, Prusse, Prussman and many more.

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Preiss Early History


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Preiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Preiss research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1757, 1605, 1620, 1696, 1698, 1771, 1666 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Preiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Preiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Preiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Preiss during this time period were Mihael Preiss, Slovenian politician, Mayor of Ljubljana in 1605; Johann Preuss (1620-1696) a German itinerant...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Preiss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Preiss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Preiss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Preiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Preiss, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850
  • Johann Christian Preiss, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850
  • George Henrich Preiss, aged 54, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Elisabeth Preiss, who arrived in Texas in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Preiss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Preiss (post 1700)



  • Paul Preiss (b. 1980), American actor and model
  • Jeff Preiss, American filmmaker, cinematographer, director and producer
  • Byron Preiss (1953-2005), American writer, editor, and publisher, best known for his work The Words of Gandhi Dragonworld
  • Johann Philipp Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943), German sculptor
  • Wolfgang Preiss (1910-2002), German theatre, film and television actor, active from 1932 to 1996
  • Martin Preiss (b. 1978), Czech cinematographer, writer and realizer
  • Viktor Preiss (b. 1947), Czech actor
  • Johann August Ludwig Preiss (1811-1883), German-born British botanist and zoologist, known for his extensive work in Australia collecting about 200,000 plant specimens
  • David Preiss, English professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick, winner of the 2008 LMS Pólya Prize, associate editor of the journal Real Analysis Exchange

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Preiss Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Preiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Preiss 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 1 July 2015 at 20:06.

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