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Thyssen is a Low Frankish and Dutch patronymic surname. It is derived from the common given name Thijs, a short form of Mathijs (Matthew). The Dutch digraph ij and the y ("ij" without dots) were used interchangeably until the surname spelling fixations around 1810. While Thijssen is the more common form in the Netherlands, "Thyssen" prevails elsewhere. It may refer to:




  • Thyssen AG, steel company founded by August Thyssen, with successors and subsidiaries including:
    • ThyssenKrupp, one of the world's largest steel producers, formed by merger of the Thyssen and Krupp steel companies
  • "thyssen" (also spelt "thysen") is a non-standard British term for "yourself" predominately used in Yorkshire dialect.

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