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

Messner Early Origins



The surname Messner 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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Messner Spelling Variations


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Messner 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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Messner Early History


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Messner Early History



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

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Messner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Messner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Messner 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 Messner 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:

Messner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Messner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Messner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Messner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jakob Messner, who landed in Illinois in 1846
  • Joseph Messner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • Friedrich Messner, who landed in Kentucky in 1883

Messner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • August Messner arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Messner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Messner (post 1700)



  • Johnny Messner (1909-1986), American big band leader
  • Johnny Messner (b. 1970), American actor
  • Tamara Faye "Tammy" Bakker Messner (1942-2007), American Christian singer, evangelist, former co-host of The PTL Club
  • Fritz Messner (1912-1945), German Olympic field hockey player
  • Patricia M. Messner CM (b. 1954), Canadian Olympic medalist in water skiing
  • Heinrich "Heini" Messner (b. 1939), Austrian Olympic alpine skier
  • Reinhold Messner (b. 1944), Italian mountaineer and explorer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Messner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Messner 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 3 November 2016 at 11:21.

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