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Where did the German Meixner family come from? What is the German Meixner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Meixner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Meixner family history?

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

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

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meixner 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 Meixner History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 78 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meixner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meixner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Andreas Meixner came to Texas with his wife Matianna Pohlert and three children in 1844
  • Jacob Meixner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Arnt Meixner came to New York City in 1882

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  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Meixner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meixner 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 23 September 2010 at 15:37.

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