Meixner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Meixner family

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.

Early History of the Meixner family

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

Meixner 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 Meixner family (pre 1700)

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.


United States Meixner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meixner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Meixner, who settled in Texas with his wife Matianna Pohlert and three children in 1844
  • Jacob Meixner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Arnt Meixner, who settled in New York City in 1882


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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