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Origin of the surname Geisz

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Re: Origin of the surname Geisz

Posted: 1292467196000
Classification: Query

German Geist means... ghost or spirit... while Geiz means stingy or miserly.

What do you mean by Hungarian plural? SZ is simply a character in the alphabet which has a sound like esz, versus es for S and ze of Z.

Can I assume that Mathias was the son of John (Janos) and Gertrude who settled in Cincinnati OH? If so John's WW II Draft Reg gives his birthplace as Billed, Hungaria... which was in the old Banat and if this is the family they arrived via Canada to the US

Biled, aka Billéd, Billét, Billiet, Bille located 269.6 miles WNW of Bucureşti 269.6 miles WNW of Bucureşti

The link below will take you to a Banat genealogy web page, which includes Billed


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
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Robert Jerin 1292467196000 
vgeisz 1292482240000 
vgeisz 1292482866000 
Robert Jerin 1292501477000 
vgeisz 1292539165000 
Robert Jerin 1292546383000 
vgeisz 1292552729000 
cinjos 1299453151000 
Mohnbauer 1310741768000 
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