Austrian Empire, which was primarily located in the Danube River Basin. Surnames that identified the bearer by occupation, like Isner, became common in Germany after the 12th century. Isner is a name for a person who was a iron worker or iron seller.
Early Origins of the Isner family
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 Isner family
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Early Notables of the Isner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Isner 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 Isner 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Isner (post 1700)
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