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The German surname Eisenhart 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."

Early Origins of the Eisenhart family


The surname Eisenhart was first found in Pommerania, where the name Eisenhart 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 Eisenhart 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 Eisenhart, 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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Early History of the Eisenhart family

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Early History of the Eisenhart family


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Eisenhart Spelling Variations

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Eisenhart Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Eisenhart family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Eisenhart family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eisenhart family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Eisenhart family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eisenhart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aloisia Eisenhart, aged 26, who landed in America from Vienna, Austria, in 1908
  • Frida Eisenhart, aged 17, who settled in America from Stutgardt, Germany, in 1908
  • Katharine Eisenhart, aged 22, who landed in America from Altdorf, Germany, in 1909
  • August Eisenhart, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Pforzheim, Germany, in 1923
  • Josef Eisenhart, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Werne, Germany, in 1924
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eisenhart (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eisenhart (post 1700)


  • Dr. Churchill Eisenhart (1913-1994), American mathematician, son of Luther Eisenhart, Chief of the Statistical Engineering Laboratory, Applied Mathematics Division of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS)
  • Jacob "Jake" Henry Eisenhart (1922-1987), American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Kathleen M Eisenhart, American engineer
  • Luther Pfahler Eisenhart (1876-1965), American mathematician known for his contributions to semi-Riemannian geometry, eponym of the 20136 Eisenhart main-belt asteroid

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Suggested Readings for the name Eisenhart

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Suggested Readings for the name Eisenhart


  • Ancestry of the John Franklin Eisenhart Family by Willis Wolf Eisenhart.
  • Descendants of Peter and Anna Maria Eyster Eisenhart by Madeline Eisenhart.

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