Thiesen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Thiesen family

The surname Thiesen was first found in Germany, where the name Tasman came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Thiesen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thiesen research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1804, 1869, 1603, 1659, 1642, 1588 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Thiesen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thiesen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tasman, Taalman, Taasman, Tesman, Tesmar, Tessmansdorff, Thermann, Thomann, Thosman, Tosman, Thasman, Thasmann, Tiesmann, Teursmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Thiesen family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thiesen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Thiesen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thiesen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Thiesen, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [1]
  • Abrah Thiesen, aged 33, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • Cath Thiesen, aged 32, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • Heinrich Thiesen, aged 16, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 [1]
  • Helene Thiesen, aged 50, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 [1]

Canada Thiesen migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thiesen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Thiesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Jacob Thiesen, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Wilhelm Thiesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Katharina Thiesen, who landed in Manitoba in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Thiesen (post 1700) +

  • T. W. Thiesen, American politician, Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, 1915-19 [2]
  • Minnie A. Thiesen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Meriden, 1920 [2]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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