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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.
The surname Meixner 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Meissner, Meisner, Misener, Meissener, Meisener, Misner, Meixner, Meichsner, Mechsner, Mexner and many more.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent bearers of the family name Meixner 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 Meixner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Meixner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.
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