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The surname Meisner belongs to a class of local surname, which are derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Meisner is a habitational surname, and is derived from an already- existing place name. The original bearer of the surname Meisner lived in the town of Meissen, in the Saxony region of Germany.

Meisner Early Origins



The surname Meisner was first found in Meissen, where the name 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. The name refers to the city or principality of Meissen, now a part of Saxony. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Meisner Spelling Variations


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Meisner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meissner, Meisner, Misener, Meissener, Meisener, Misner, Meixner, Meichsner, Mechsner, Mexner and many more.

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Meisner Early History


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Meisner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meisner research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1411, 1436, 1753, 1803, 1822, 1848, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Meisner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meisner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meisner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Meisner at this time were Der Meissner, who was a Middle-High German poet of the late 13th century. August Gottlieb Meissner (1753-1803) was a professor in Prague before becoming the director of the Lyceum...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meisner 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 were:

Meisner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolaus Meisner came to Philadelphia in 1748
  • Nicklaus Meisner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Henrich Meisner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Gottfried Meisner, who landed in America in 1778
  • Theodor Meisner, who landed in America in 1778

Meisner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlott Meisner, aged 16, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Charles Frederick Meisner, who landed in Mississippi in 1850
  • William Meisner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Edward Meisner, who landed in Texas in 1875

Meisner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Casper Meisner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Elisabeth Meisner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • John Meisner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Caspar Meisner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meisner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meisner (post 1700)



  • George Meisner (1845-1909), German-born, American banker, bank owner, bank president, founder of Meisner's Bank in Shelton, Nebraska
  • Andrew Meisner (b. 1973), American politician, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (2003-2009)
  • Gregory Paul "Greg" Meisner (b. 1959), former American football defensive lineman who played from 1981 to 1991
  • LaVerne Donald "Verne" Meisner (1938-2005), American polka musician
  • Maurice Jerome Meisner (1931-2012), American historian and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sanford Meisner (1905-1997), American actor and acting coach, creator of the Meisner technique, co-founder of the The Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts
  • Randy Herman Meisner (b. 1946), American founder of the band the Eagles, best known for his hit song "Take It to the Limit", which he wrote and sang
  • Grover A. Meisner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Shawano County, 1938
  • Günter Meisner (1926-1994), German television and film character actor, best remembered for his several cinematic portrayals of Adolf Hitler
  • Walter Meisner (1882-1974), German technical physicist, creator of the Meissner effect
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Meisner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meisner 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 09:46.

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