The German surname Isenhard 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 Isenhard family
The surname Isenhard was first found in Pommerania, where the name Isenhard 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 Isenhard 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 Isenhard, 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."
Early History of the Isenhard family
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Isenhard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Eisenhart, Eisenhard, Eisenhardt, Isenhardus, Isenhart and many more.
Early Notables of the Isenhard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Isenhard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Isenhard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fried Isenhard, who landed in Texas in 1845 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)