Tisch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tisch family

The surname Tisch was first found in Silesia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Chronicles first mention Nicolaus Tischer of Liegnitz, Silesia, in 1372, and Hensl Tischer of Iglau, Bohemia, in 1359.

Early History of the Tisch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tisch research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1359 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Tisch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tisch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tischer, Tischle, Tischler, Tisler, Tisle, Tishler, Tishle, Tisher, Tischel, Tishel and many more.

Early Notables of the Tisch family (pre 1700)

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United States Tisch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tisch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Tisch, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859 [1]
  • Philip Tisch, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1866 [1]
  • Jacob Tisch, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1868 [1]

New Zealand Tisch 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:

Tisch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Christina Tisch, (b. 1808), aged 55, German settler, from Germany travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st May 1863 [2]
  • Mr. Tisch, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st May 1863 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tisch (post 1700) +

  • Joan Tisch (1927-2017), née Hyman, an American philanthropist, heiress to the Tisch family fortune
  • Robert E. Tisch (b. 1920), American politician, Tisch Independent Citizens Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1986, 1988, 1990
  • Julius Tisch, American politician, Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1923-24
  • James G. Tisch, American politician, Tisch Independent Citizens Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992
  • David G. Tisch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 33rd District, 1978; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 96th District, 1980
  • Arthur Richard Tisch, American politician, Tisch Independent Citizens Candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1984


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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