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The name Theis derives from the German personal name Matthias which in turn derives from the apostle Matthaeus (English Matthew). Versions of this name were very popular in the Middle Ages throughout Christian Europe.

Theis Early Origins



The surname Theis was first found in Germany, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society.

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Theis Spelling Variations


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Theis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Theis, Theisen, Thein, Theitz, Theisz, Theisman and others.

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Theis Early History


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Theis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Theis research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1596, 1790, 1804, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Theis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Theis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Theis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Theis 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:

Theis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Theis, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Thomas Theis, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Philipp Theis, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • Jacob Theis, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Jacob Theis, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Theis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Theis, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1842
  • Johann Jacob Theis, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Margaretha Theis, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Martha Theis, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Heinrich Theis, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Theis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Theis, aged 28, a baker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Theis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Theis (post 1700)



  • Louis Fred Theis (1876-1949), born Louis Fred Pfeifer, American private in the United States Marine Corps who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the fire aboard the USS Petrel (PG-2)
  • Phillip "Phil" Theis (b. 1958), American semi-retired professional wrestler, known by his ring name Damien Demento
  • Walter Theis, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1944
  • Paul A. Theis, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1988
  • Henry W. Theis, American Republican politician, Mayor of Bergenfield, New Jersey, 1946-53
  • Frank Gordon Theis (1911-1998), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944 (alternate), 1956, 1960; Member, Arrangements Committee, 1964
  • Rick Klaus Theis, American poet, author and political activist
  • Frank Gordon Theis (1911-1998), United States federal judge

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Theis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Theis 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 25 November 2016 at 15:23.

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