Austrian Empire, which was primarily located in the Danube River Basin. Surnames that identified the bearer by occupation, like Eisener, became common in Germany after the 12th century. Eisener is a name for a person who was a iron worker or iron seller.
Early Origins of the Eisener family
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 Eisener family
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Eisener Spelling Variations
Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Eisener include Eisner, Aisner, Eissner, Aissner, Eisener, Eisnert, Eisen, Aisener, Isener, Isner, Issner and many more.
Early Notables of the Eisener family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eisener family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Eisener were
Eisener Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Eisener Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Eisener (post 1700)
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