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The name Theisen 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.

Theisen Early Origins



The surname Theisen 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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Theisen Spelling Variations


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Theisen Spelling Variations



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

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Theisen Early History


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Theisen Early History



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

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Theisen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Theisen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Theisen 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:

Theisen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Theisen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1758
  • Johannes Theisen, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1764

Theisen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Katharina Theisen, who landed in America in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Theisen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Theisen (post 1700)



  • Leo and Kathryn Theisen, American founders of Theisen's, a regional retail chain of 20 stores in Iowa in 1927
  • David L. Theisen (1941-2014), American-born, NFL and CFL football player
  • William "Willy" Theisen, American restaurant entrepreneur, founder and former owner of Godfathers Pizza
  • Vincent A. Theisen, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1972
  • Joseph M. Theisen, American politician, Independent Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Sheboygan County 1st District, 1938
  • John H. Theisen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940
  • Anthony Theisen, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1982
  • Oscar Theisen (b. 1897), Luxembourgian wrestler who competed in the Greco-Roman light heavyweight event at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Vidar Leif Theisen (1933-2012), Norwegian meteorologist whose nasal speech and lack of tonal variation made him into a cult star in Norway
  • Roger Theisen (b. 1932), Luxembourg Olympic fencer who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Theisen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Theisen 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 22 October 2015 at 13:54.

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