The surname Meisse belongs to a class of local
surname, which are derived from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Meisse is a habitational surname, and is derived from an already- existing place name. The original bearer of the surname Meisse lived in the town of Meissen, in the Saxony
region of Germany
Early Origins of the Meisse family
The surname Meisse 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.
Early History of the Meisse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meisse 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 Meisse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Meisse Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Meissner, Meisner, Misener, Meissener, Meisener, Misner, Meixner, Meichsner, Mechsner, Mexner and many more.
Early Notables of the Meisse family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Meisse 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 Meisse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Meisse family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Joachim Meissner, who came to Philadelphia in 1753. He was followed by Georg Meissner, who came in 1754. Many Meissners came to Texas, including C.W. Meissner in 1855.