The name Asner originated in the German speaking Austrian
Empire, which was primarily located in the Danube River Basin. Surnames that identified the bearer by occupation
, like Asner, became common in Germany
after the 12th century. Asner is a name for a person who was a iron worker or iron seller.
Early Origins of the Asner family
The surname Asner was first found in Austria
, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The family would later emerge as nobility with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Ancient chronicles first mention one "Walther der Isiner" in the year 1272.
Early History of the Asner family
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Asner Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Asner include Eisner, Aisner, Eissner, Aissner, Eisener, Eisnert, Eisen, Aisener, Isener, Isner, Issner and many more.
Early Notables of the Asner family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Asner were Kurt Eisner (1867-1919), who was a German political journalist of Jewish descent. He took a prominent part in the... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Asner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Asner family to the New World and Oceana
was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian
settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Asner or a variant listed above: Carel Eisner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732. Melcher Eisnert landed in Philadelphia in 1753. Nicolas Eisen settled in Texas in 1854; while Moritz Eisner came to Philadelphia in 1873..
Contemporary Notables of the name Asner (post 1700)
- Jules Asner (b. 1968), American television personality, writer, and former fashion model
- Edward Asner (b. 1929), American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild
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