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Meissen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


Early Origins of the Meissen family


The surname Meissen 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 Meissen family


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Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1411, 1436, 1753, 1803, 1822, 1848, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Meissen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Meissen Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Meissen family (pre 1700)


Prominent bearers of the family name Meissen 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...
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Migration of the Meissen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meissen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Peter Meissen, who settled in America in 1747

Meissen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Meissen, who settled in Texas in 1858

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