The Meiss Family
One claim is that the surname Meiss comes from a
German word meaing 'felling area', 'felled timber', another is
that the name is related to Maus, indicating a mouse catcher or perhaps someone resembling a mouse.
My branch of the family pronounces the name with a long 'e' sound, in the French manner. My grandfather always said that our ancestors came from Alsace-Lorraine when it was under French rule.
Meisses on the Web:
Alan Meiss is well known on the net for his humor, for example 50 Fun Things for Professors to do on the First Day of Class,
and 50 Fun Things to do in an Elevator.
Andrew & Elizabeth Meiss lived in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in the 1860's.
Meiß is finananical consultant in Oldenberg. He sent the
family crest below.
- Bob and Jean Meiss (Aunt and Uncle of James) live on Bonaire. Their son, Robert Jr died in Vietnam
and the Corporal Meiss dive site is named after him
Carl H. Meiss was president of the Pennsylvania State Grange 2010-14.
- Donna Meiss
(cousin to James) is a translator in Rome, Italy.
- Florian H. von Meiss, L.L.M. is a partner in the law
firm of von Meiss Blum & partners in Zurich.
Gregor Meiss was a Biochemist at the Institut fuer Biochemie of the Universitaet
- Gregory Meiss runs Meiss Feed and Supply in Sibley Illinois. Get your goat food here!
- Floyd Meiss, a vetern of the Korean war, lived in Gridley Illinois and married Marjorie Meiss He may be Peter's son.
- Guy T.
Meiss was a professor of Journalism at Central Michigan University.
He has written a number of books, in including Ethnic Media in America
Heinrich Meiss Lived in Zurich, and died in 1373.
- James Meiss is a
Professor of Applied Mathematics in Boulder.
- Johann George MEISS was born in West Phalia in 1704,
and emigrated to Lebanon County PA.
- Karl-Michael Meiss
is at Steinbeis-Transferzentrum and the Athur-Sommerfeld-Society in Leipzig.
- Katherine Meiss
is an attorney specializing in welfare law in Los Angeles.
Meiss is apparently a tennis player from Leipzig.
- Kaitlyn Meiss has a youtube channel.
- Kenneth Meiss
is a dentist in Peoria IL.
- Lou Meiss maintains
Telecommunications Equipment for the Los Angeles Department of Water
and Power. He is a Desert Wrangler
- Mark Meiss is a Google Software Engineer. He has a blog
Fomenting Entropy and is Alan's brother.
- Michael Meiss is registered at "brainguide".
- Millard Meiss was an Art Historian from Princeton and
Institute for Advanced Study. You can get some of his books
from Princeton University
- Nathalie Meiss is a
professional boxer from Germany.
- Paul Meiss is in real estate in Pittsburg.
- Phil Meiss
was most valuable football player for Rose-Hulman Inst. of Tech in Indiana in 1985.
I think he works at Victory Sales.
- Peter Meiss was born in Germany in 1881
and lived in Gridely Illinois until 1957.
- Pierre von Meiss is an emeritus Professor of Architecture in Lausanne, and
has written several Architecture books.
See also Abe Books
- Rich Meiss is
president of the Meiss Education
Institute in Excelsior, MN.
- Richelle Meiss is an actress in Milwaukee.
She is appearing on the web series Issues
- Richard Meiss is a professor of physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Here is the
abstract of one of his papers.
- Richard A. Meiss is a ham radio enthusiast,
and has a YouTube Channel
- Robert Warren Meiss Jr, son of Bob,
was a corporal in the army. He died in died in Vietnam in 1967.
- Sarah Meiss teaches microbiology at Cal U.
- Susanne von Meiss is a phtographer focussing on style.
- Troy Meiss played bass for
- Willis Edward Meiss lived in SouthBend Indiana until November 2017.
Places Named after Meisses
Meiss Family Arms
I got this from Bernd-Christian Meiss in Rastede, Germany, who tells me that there
are many Meisses there. I have no idea of the meaning or significance of the symbols here.
Anyone who does know, do let
last updated 12/28/17