Theissen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Theissen 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.

Early Origins of the Theissen family

The surname Theissen 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.

Early History of the Theissen family

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Theissen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Theissen family (pre 1700)

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United States Theissen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Theissen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Herm Aug Theissen, who arrived in America in 1849 [1]
  • H H Theissen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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