The German surname Isenhour 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 Isenhour family
The surname Isenhour was first found in Pommerania, where the name Isenhour 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 Isenhour 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 Isenhour, 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 Isenhour family
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Isenhour Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Eisenhart, Eisenhard, Eisenhardt, Isenhardus, Isenhart and many more.
Early Notables of the Isenhour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Isenhour family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Isenhour (post 1700)
- John Henry "Tripp" Isenhour III (b. 1968), American professional PGA golfer