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

Misenheimer Early Origins



The surname Misenheimer 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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Misenheimer Spelling Variations


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Misenheimer 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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Misenheimer Early History


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Misenheimer Early History



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

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Misenheimer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Misenheimer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Misenheimer 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 Misenheimer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Joachim Meissner, who came to Philadelphia in 1753. He was followed by Georg Meissner, who came in 1754. Many Meissners came to Texas, including C.W. Meissner in 1855.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Misenheimer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Misenheimer (post 1700)



  • Manley Leonidas Misenheimer (1883-1962), American politician, Representative from Oklahoma, 1922, 1924
  • Bob Misenheimer, American politician, Mayor of Kannapolis, North Carolina; Elected 2009

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Misenheimer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Misenheimer 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 4 November 2015 at 11:26.

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