Thiele History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Thiele family

The surname Thiele was first found in Hessen, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Thiele family

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Thiele Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thiel, Tiel, Thiele, Tiele, Teel, Teele, Theel, Theele, Thiell, Thielin, Thiellin, Theell, Tiell, Thielle, Tielle, Thielen and many more.

Early Notables of the Thiele family (pre 1700)

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Thiele Ranking

In the United States, the name Thiele is the 9,272nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Thiele migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thiele Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gottfried Thiele, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Johann Ernst Thiele, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [2]
  • Johann Henrich Thiele, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 [2]
  • Heinrich Thiele, who arrived in America in 1780 [2]
  • Andreas Thiele, who arrived in America in 1780 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Thiele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John D Thiele, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807 [2]
  • Dorothea Thiele, aged 58, who landed in America in 1843 [2]
  • Gottfried Heinrich Thiele, aged 32, who landed in America in 1843 [2]
  • Aug Thiele, aged 25, who landed in Texas in 1845 [2]
  • Wilh Thiele, aged 30, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Thiele migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Thiele Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Carl Heinrich Thiele, aged 26, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [3]
  • Joseph Georg Thiele, aged 52, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [3]

New Zealand Thiele migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Thiele Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Thiele, (b. 1836), aged 21, British servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Roehampton" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Thiele (post 1700) +

  • Holger Thiele (1878-1946), Danish-American astronomer
  • Edwin R. Thiele (1895-1986), American missionary and archaeologist, best known for his Old Testament chronology
  • Bob Thiele (1922-1996), American producer and record executive, who co-composed "What a Wonderful World", and discovered Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  • Alfonso Thiele (1922-1986), American/Italian Formula One World Championship Grand Prix driver
  • Jo Thiele, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1944 (alternate; Member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (alternate) [5]
  • Fred W. Thiele Jr., American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly 2nd District, 1995- [5]
  • Heinz Hermann Thiele (1941-2021), German businessman, Chairman of Knorr-Bremse AG, a German automobile brakes manufacturer
  • Johannes Thiele (1865-1918), German chemist at the university of Munich
  • Johannes Thiele (1860-1935), German zoologist, and curator of the Museum of Natural History in Berlin
  • Hertha Thiele (1908-1984), German actor
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Reinhold Thiele (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [6]
  • Dr. Arvid Thiele (1912-1941), German Oberleutnant zur See who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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