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Type Surname (from given name)
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