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

Meissner Early Origins



The surname Meissner 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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Meissner Spelling Variations


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Meissner 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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Meissner Early History


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Meissner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meissner 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 Meissner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meissner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meissner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Meissner 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 Meissner 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:

Meissner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Joachim Meissner, who came to Philadelphia in 1753
  • Hans Joachim Meissner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Georg Meissner, who came to Philadelphia in 1754

Meissner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Christiane Meissner, aged 42, landed in America in 1839
  • Ernst Gottlieb Meissner, aged 54, arrived in America in 1839
  • Christian Meissner, who landed in America in 1843
  • Joh Meissner, who landed in America in 1844-1845
  • Andreas Meissner, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Meissner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfrd Meissner, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1905

Meissner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • C W Meissner, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • Carolina Meissner, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Franz Meissner, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • Friedrich Meissner, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • Fritz Meissner, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meissner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meissner (post 1700)



  • Fred Meissner (1931-2007), American geologist and engineer, recipient of the Sidney Powers Memorial Award
  • Sharon Meissner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2008
  • Joe Meissner, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1962, 1962
  • Charles Meissner, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1969
  • Bob Meissner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2008
  • Kimmie Meissner (b. 1989), American figure skater and World Champion in 2006
  • Karl Wilhelm Meissner, German-American physicist
  • Georg Meissner (1829-1905), German anatomist and physiologist, creator of the Meissner's corpuscle
  • Hans-Otto Meissner (1909-1992), German writer and novelist
  • Carl Meissner (1800-1874), Swiss botanist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Meissner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

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

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