NAMING OF A GERMAN CHILD
1st son was named after the Farther's Father
2nd son was named after the Mother's Father
3rd son was named after the Father
4th son was named after the Father's eldest Brother
5th son was named after the Father's 2nd eldest Brother or Mother's eldest brother
1st dau. was named after the Mother's Mother
2nd dau. was named after the Father's Mother
3rd dau. was named after the Mother
4th dau. was named after the Mother's eldest Sister
5th dau. was named after the Mother's 2nd eldest Sister or Father's Eldest Sister
Also, in German homes when there were two males, father-son, uncle-nephew, the youngest male would be junior. In German naming the junior was to show that there were two people with the same first name. Unlike American naming, were the two males will have the same first and middle names and only the son will be junior, not a nephew.To get a better idea of this naming process please visit German Name Customs
and for nicknames and for spelling variations.
The name Ziesmer is Eastern German variant of Ziesemer.
Ziesemer is from a salavic personal name possible a habitational name for someone from Cismar,
a site of a monastery near Lubeck, Germany.