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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thiessen

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  • A user from Oklahoma, United States says the name Thiessen is of Danish origin and means "Son of Mathias".
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Alt. Meaning

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

S is for serene, your calm time.

S is for special, you are, you know!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Tiffani was given the name Tiffani Amber Thiessen on January 23rd, 1974 in Long Beach, California, U.S.


Matt Thiessen is a christian rock, alternative rock, and pop punk musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1998. Matt was given the name Matthew Arnold Thiessen on August 12th, 1980 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.


Brad Thiessen is a hockey player for the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Brad was born on March 19th, 1986 in Aldergrove, British Columbia.


Gordon G. Thiessen is a Governor of the Bank of Canada. Gordon was born on August 14th, 1938 in Neighbourhoods in Timmins.


Peter was born on April 6th, 1899 in Schweidnitz. He left this life on March 5th, 1990.


Nolan was born on November 6th, 1980 in Pilot Mound, Manitoba.


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Popularity of Thiessen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thiessen U.S.
  White 92.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thiessen

People with the last name Thiessen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Thiessen

  • How Popular is the name Thiessen? As a last name Thiessen was the 9,253rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Thiessen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Thiessen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Thiessen: Your name in reverse order is Nesseiht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Seiehnts. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thiessen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,519 people with the last name Thiessen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thiessen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Thiessen as their last name.

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