Eisen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Eisen originated in the German speaking Austrian Empire, which was primarily located in the Danube River Basin. Surnames that identified the bearer by occupation, like Eisen, became common in Germany after the 12th century. Eisen is a name for a person who was a iron worker or iron seller.
Early Origins of the Eisen family
The surname Eisen 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.
Important Dates for the Eisen family
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Eisen 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 Eisen include Eisner, Aisner, Eissner, Aissner, Eisener, Eisnert, Eisen, Aisener, Isener, Isner, Issner and many more.
Early Notables of the Eisen family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Eisen were Kurt Eisner (1867-1919), who was a German political journalist of Jewish descent. He took a prominent part in the...
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Eisen migration to the United States
Austria 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 Eisen or a variant listed above:
Eisen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Theodore Eisen, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- Nicolas Eisen, who settled in Texas in 1854
- Abrah Eisen, aged 17, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1892
Eisen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert William Eisen, aged 23, who settled in America from Denmark, in 1905
- Anna Eisen, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1905
- Annie Eisen, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
- Abrah. Jude Eisen, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Minsk, Russia, in 1906
- Leon Eisen, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eisen (post 1700)
- Zachary Tyler "Zach" Eisen (b. 1993), American actor and voice actor
- Norman L. Eisen (b. 1960), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic
- Arnold M. Eisen Ph. D. (b. 1951), American Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City
- Richard Eisen (b. 1969), American television journalist
- Cliff Eisen (b. 1952), Canadian musicologist
- ^ 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)