Show ContentsEyser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Eyser surname is derived from the Middle High German word "isen" which became the German "eisen," of which mean iron. Thus the name is generally thought to have been an occupational name for an ironworker, or an ironmonger; however, it may also have been used as a nickname, which later evolved into a surname

Early Origins of the Eyser family

The surname Eyser was first found in Bavaria, where the name Eyser was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Eyser family

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Eyser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eiser, Eiserer, Eyser, Ayser, Eisser, Eysser and many more.

Early Notables of the Eyser family (pre 1700)

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United States Eyser migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eyser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Eyser, who settled in Philadelphia in 1736
  • Jacob Eyser, aged 21, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
Eyser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles John Henry Eyser, who settled in Scott Co. IA in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Eyser (post 1700) +

  • George Eyser (b. 1870), American three time gold, two time sliver and one time bronze Olympic medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 games

  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