Show ContentsEisenhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prominent surname Eisenhardt is a proud symbol of Jewish heritage. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. There are three possible derivations of the surname Eisenhardt. In the first case, it may be a metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, derived from the Yiddish word ayzn, and the German word eisen, which means iron. Another interpretation suggests that this surname is of patronymic origin, and derived from the surname Isaac. A third alternative suggests that the surname Eisenhardt is an ornamental surname. This explanation comes from the fact that there are many compound names, such as Eisenstein, which means iron stone.

Eisenhardt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eisemann and others.

United States Eisenhardt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eisenhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Eisenhardt, who arrived in Northampton, Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Conrad Eisenhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Eisenhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Eisenhardt, aged 1, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • Lora Eisenhardt, aged 26, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • Lorenz Eisenhardt, aged 33, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • Hermann Eisenhardt, aged 20, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • John Christian Eisenhardt, aged 49, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eisenhardt (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Louise Eisenhardt (1891-1967), American neuropathologist, leading world expert on tumor diagnosis, the first woman president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Roy Eisenhardt (b. 1939), American lawyer and former president of the Oakland Athletics

  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) on Facebook