The name Isenor originated in the German speaking Austrian
Empire, which was primarily located in the Danube River Basin. Surnames that identified the bearer by occupation
, like Isenor, became common in Germany
after the 12th century. Isenor is a name for a person who was a iron worker or iron seller.
Early Origins of the Isenor family
The surname Isenor was first found in Austria
, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The family would later emerge as nobility with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Ancient chronicles first mention one "Walther der Isiner" in the year 1272.
Early History of the Isenor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Isenor research.Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1706, 1712, 1773, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Isenor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Isenor Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Isenor include Eisner, Aisner, Eissner, Aissner, Eisener, Eisnert, Eisen, Aisener, Isener, Isner, Issner and many more.
Early Notables of the Isenor family (pre 1700)
During this period prominent bearers of the name Isenor were Kurt Eisner (1867-1919), who was a German political journalist of Jewish descent. He took a prominent part in the... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Isenor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Isenor family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria
became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Isenor were Carel Eisner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732. Melcher Eisnert landed in Philadelphia in 1753. Nicolas Eisen settled in Texas in 1854; while Moritz Eisner came to Philadelphia in 1873..