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Multiple Origins for the Surname Thiessen


German


The name Thiessen 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.

Thiessen Early Origins



The surname Thiessen 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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Thiessen Spelling Variations


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Thiessen Spelling Variations



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

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Thiessen Early History


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Thiessen Early History



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

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Thiessen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thiessen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Thiessen 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:

Thiessen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Thiessen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Ludwig Thiessen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Catharine Thiessen, aged 31, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • Frank Thiessen, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Joh Thiessen, aged 60, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thiessen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Thiessen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Peter Thiessen, who landed in Manitoba in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thiessen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thiessen (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant General Duane D. Thiessen (b. 1951), American Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources
  • Alfred H. Thiessen (b. 1872), American meteorologist, eponym of Thiessen polygons
  • Wayne C. Thiessen, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Hawaii, 1968
  • Walter F. Thiessen Jr., American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1996
  • Patrice Thiessen, American politician, Representative from California 2nd District, 1996, 1998, 2002
  • Cornelius Thiessen (1910-1993), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; Member of Montana State Senate, 1959-62
  • Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (b. 1974), American actress
  • Peter Adolf Thiessen (1899-1990), German physical chemist, recipient of the Stalin Prize for contributions to the Soviet atomic bomb project
  • Georg Heinrich Thiessen (1914-1961), German astronomer, eponym of the lunar crater Thiessen
  • Vern Thiessen (b. 1964), Canadian playwright, recipient of the Governor General's Award in 2003
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Thiessen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thiessen 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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