Misenheimer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Misenheimer family
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.
Early History of the Misenheimer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Misenheimer 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 Misenheimer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Misenheimer 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 Misenheimer family (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...
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Migration of the Misenheimer family
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.
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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