Messner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Messner belongs to a class of local surname, which are derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Messner is a habitational surname, and is derived from an already- existing place name. The original bearer of the surname Messner lived in the town of Meissen, in the Saxony region of Germany.

Early Origins of the Messner family

The surname Messner was first found in Meissen, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. The name refers to the city or principality of Meissen, now a part of Saxony. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Messner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Messner research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1411, 1436, 1753, 1803, 1822, 1848, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Messner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Messner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meissner, Meisner, Misener, Meissener, Meisener, Misner, Meixner, Meichsner, Mechsner, Mexner and many more.

Early Notables of the Messner family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Messner at this time were Der Meissner, who was a Middle-High German poet of the late 13th century. August Gottlieb Meissner (1753-1803) was a professor in Prague before becoming the director of the Lyceum...
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Messner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Messner migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Messner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Messner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johannes Messner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Messner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jakob Messner, who landed in Illinois in 1846 [1]
  • Joseph Messner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]
  • Friedrich Messner, who landed in Kentucky in 1883 [1]

Messner migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Messner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Messner (post 1700)

  • J. W. Messner, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1899
  • Frank L. Messner (1883-1958), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1940; Member of South Dakota State Senate 13th District, 1943-46
  • Michael Alan Messner (b. 1952), American sociologist
  • Mark W. Messner (b. 1965), former American football player
  • Carrie Messner (b. 1977), American long-distance runner
  • Johnny Messner (b. 1970), American actor, known for Tears of the Sun (2003), Running Scared (2006) and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
  • Tamara Faye "Tammy" Bakker Messner (1942-2007), American Christian singer, evangelist, former co-host of The PTL Club
  • Johnny Messner (1909-1986), American big band leader
  • Fritz Messner (1912-1945), German silver medalist field hockey player at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Anthony John "Tony" Messner AO (b. 1939), former Australian politician, Minister for Veterans Affairs (1980–1983)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
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