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The name Theiss 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.

Theiss Early Origins



The surname Theiss 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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Theiss Spelling Variations


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Theiss Spelling Variations



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

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Theiss Early History


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Theiss Early History



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

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Theiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Theiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Theiss 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:

Theiss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthias Theiss, who landed in America in 1709
  • Johann Matheus Theiss, who landed in America in 1730
  • Matheis Theiss, who arrived in America in 1738
  • Nickel Theiss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Michel Theiss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Theiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Theiss, who landed in America in 1832
  • Katarina Theiss, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Catarina Theiss, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Theiss, who arrived in North America in 1847
  • Maria Karoline Theiss, who landed in Albany, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Theiss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Theiss (post 1700)



  • Mike Theiss (b. 1978), American National Geographic photographer, on air talent, video producer and professional storm chaser
  • Duane Charles Theiss (b. 1953), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William Ware Theiss (1930-1992), American costume designer, nominated for the Academy Award for Costume Design three times, best known for his work on the Star Trek uniforms
  • Brooke Theiss (b. 1969), American actress
  • Joe C. Theiss, American politician, Mayor of New Martinsville, West Virginia, 1977-79
  • Edna Theiss, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956
  • Klaus Theiss (b. 1963), former professional German footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Theiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Theiss 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 6 April 2016 at 12:17.

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