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The German surname Isenharde 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."

Isenharde Early Origins



The surname Isenharde was first found in Pommerania, where the name Isenharde 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 Isenharde 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 Isenharde, 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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Isenharde Spelling Variations


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Isenharde Spelling Variations



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

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Isenharde Early History


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Isenharde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Isenharde research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1333 and 1404 are included under the topic Early Isenharde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Isenharde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Isenharde Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Isenharde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad Eisenhardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 and George Eisenhard, who settled there in 1764.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Isenharde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Isenharde 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.

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