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Early Origins of the Seyss family


The surname Seyss 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.

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Early History of the Seyss family

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Early History of the Seyss family


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Seyss Spelling Variations

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Seyss Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Seys, Seyys, Seeys, Seyes, Seyss, Sey and others.

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Early Notables of the Seyss family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Seyss family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Seyss family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Seyss family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seyss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Justus Seyss, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749

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