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Eissenhoffel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Eissenhoffel family originated in Bavaria, Germany. As hereditary surnames were adopted in that area beginning in the 12th century, people were often identified by the kind of work they did. Eissenhoffel is an occupational name for a ironworker or a smith. The distinguished name Eissenhoffel is derived from the German word "isen," and the Old German word "isan," which mean "iron." This is also a nickname for a person with a strong will. The second portion of this name, reveals that the original bearer of this name resided in a small settlement. This part of the name is derived from the Old German word "hof," which means settlement, farm or court.

Early Origins of the Eissenhoffel family


The surname Eissenhoffel was first found in Bavaria, where the family Eisenhofen earned a significant reputation for its contributions to the region's medieval society. Later the family became more prominent as different branches of the same house acquired distant estates. Eisenhut is a mountain in the Central Eastern Alps in Austria and Eisenhut in German literally translates as "iron hat." It was a term frequently used for what is better known as a kettle hat, a type of helmet made of steel in the shape of a brimmed hat. They were common throughout Medieval Europe, but later fell out of favor. They made a comeback in World War I when the British and the U.S. used a variation of the design. In the latter case, they were known as the Brodie helmet.

Early History of the Eissenhoffel family


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Eissenhoffel Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Eissenhoffel include Eisenhofen, Eisenhoffen, Eissenhofen, Eissenhoffen, Eysenhofen, Eyssenhofen, Eisenhofer, Eisenhoffer, Eisenhofel, Eisenhofere, Eissenhoffer, Eisenhoffel, Eisenhoffere, Eisenhoffer, Eissenhoffere and many more.

Early Notables of the Eissenhoffel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eissenhoffel family to the New World and Oceana


German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Eissenhoffel surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Magdalena Eisenhofer who arrived in St. Mary, Pennsylvania in 1847; along with other settlers who arrived and established themselves on the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries..

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