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Origins Available: German, Jewish


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 Isaa c. 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 Early Origins




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Eisenhardt Spelling Variations


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Eisenhardt Spelling Variations



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eisenhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Eisenhardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Andreas Eisenhardt, who arrived in Northampton, Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Conrad Eisenhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Eisenhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Eisenhardt, aged 1, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Lora Eisenhardt, aged 26, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Lorenz Eisenhardt, aged 33, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Hermann Eisenhardt, aged 20, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • John Christian Eisenhardt, aged 49, landed in Missouri in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eisenhardt (post 1700)


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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

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Eisenhardt Family Crest Products


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Eisenhardt Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Eisenhardt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eisenhardt 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 10 December 2014 at 07:04.

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