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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. GEES-brekt  [key]
Other Forms FormsGießbrecht, Giesebrecht, Gijsbrecht

Meaning & History

A variant of the given name Giselbert, which in turn is related to Gilbert. Possibly used in reference to Gjisbrecht IV van Amstel, a 13th century Dutch noble. It means "bright heir", derived from the Germanic elements gisil "heir, hostage" and beraht "bright".
Added 7/2/2015 by anonymous