Theisz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Theisz 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 Theisz family

The surname Theisz 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 Theisz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Theisz research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1596, 1790, 1804, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Theisz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Theisz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Theisz family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Theisz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Theisz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Theisz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Theisz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
Theisz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dorothea Theisz, aged 32, originally from Ungarn, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm II" from Bremen, Germany [1]
  • Franc Theisz, aged 10, originally from Ungarn, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm II" from Bremen, Germany [2]
  • Amalie Theisz, aged 6, originally from Ungarn, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm II" from Bremen, Germany [3]
  • Lajos Theisz, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Weimar" from Bremen, Germany [4]


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65J-KY8 : 6 December 2014), Dorothea Theisz, 13 Jul 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65J-KYD : 6 December 2014), Franc Theisz, 13 Jul 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65J-KY6 : 6 December 2014), Amalie Theisz, 13 Jul 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm II, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX77-63J : 6 December 2014), Lajos Theisz, 17 Jul 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Weimar, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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