Isnor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Isnor originated in the German speaking Austrian Empire, which was primarily located in the Danube River Basin. Surnames that identified the bearer by occupation, like Isnor, became common in Germany after the 12th century. Isnor is a name for a person who was a iron worker or iron seller.

Early Origins of the Isnor family

The surname Isnor 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 Isnor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Isnor research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1706, 1712, 1773, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Isnor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Isnor Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Isnor include Eisner, Aisner, Eissner, Aissner, Eisener, Eisnert, Eisen, Aisener, Isener, Isner, Issner and many more.

Early Notables of the Isnor family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Isnor were Kurt Eisner (1867-1919), who was a German political journalist of Jewish descent. He took a prominent part in the...
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Migration of the Isnor family

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Isnor or a variant listed above: 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 Isnor (post 1700) +

    Halifax Explosion
    • Mrs. Ada F.  Isnor (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [1]
    • Miss May  Isnor (1904-1917), Canadian resident from Protestant Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [1]

    1. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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