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The German surname Eisenhar is derived from an old personal name, Isenhard. There was a Saint Isenhardus in Bavaria in the 7th century. No doubt the name's roots come ultimately from the Old German word "isen," or "isan," which means "iron" and "hardt," meaning "hard."

Eisenhar Early Origins



The surname Eisenhar was first found in Pommerania, where the name Eisenhar 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. Over time, the Eisenhar family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs. The name Eisenhar, like many surnames, most likely began as a nickname, later adopted as a surname by its bearer. It is a combination of the words "eisen," which comes from the Old High German "isan," meaning "iron" and "hardt," meaning "hard."

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Eisenhar Spelling Variations


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Eisenhar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eisenhart, Eisenhard, Eisenhardt, Isenhardus, Isenhart and many more.

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Eisenhar Early History


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Eisenhar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eisenhar research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1333 and 1404 are included under the topic Early Eisenhar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eisenhar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eisenhar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eisenhar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad Eisenhardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 and George Eisenhard, who settled there in 1764.

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Eisenhar Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Eisenhar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eisenhar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 August 2012 at 10:25.

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